Shipping companies seeking a distribution hub in the north of England
for a gateway to the major European trade routes need look no further
as Onward Holdings has specially built industrial units available in South
Kirkby, West Yorkshire.
Langthwaite Business Park is based within the heart of the county with
easy access to the motorway network and the great container ports of the
North, including the state-of-the-art docks at Immingham, the UK’s largest.
The two adjacent units combined offer 212,500 square feet of storage (122,800
and just under 90,000 square feet respectively), with a total of 14 loading
docks. The site incorporates a host of key features including two raised
and two surface loading doors plus a 10,000 square-foot loading canopy,
making Langthwaite Business Park ideal for containerised shipping.
There is generous external manoeuvring and parking areas, while a £1million
investment in security measures also means the units are suitable for
both ordinary and high risk products.
Due to the proximity of the M1, M62 and M18, the site benefits from reduced
wasted mileage and is close to the railway freight network via the nearby
Wakefield Europort. It is almost equidistant between the seaports of Immingham
With around 80% of the UK’s population accessible in four hours, the purpose-bu
ilt site is suitable for food, non-food retail and wholesale storage.
In keeping with Onward Holdings’ zero crime tolerance strategy, Langthwaite
Business Park has fully palisade fencing and security gates. It has also
recently been officially recognised by West Yorkshire Police as crime
Onward Holdings managing director Neil Storey said: "Langthwaite Business
Park’s location is ideal for shipping companies as Leeds and Doncaster
airports, as well as the containers ports at Immingham and Liverpool,
are easily accessible. The fact that crime at the site is now at the lowest
it has ever been also makes it one of the safest areas in the country
and consequently a great place for those involved in container handling."
Onward Holdings, which operates a number of highly competitively priced
industrial warehousing and retail parks in the North of England, built
two substantial warehouses on the site a few years ago and already has a variety of occupiers, but it has now launched a nationwide search to find a shipping company involved in container handling to occupy the outstanding units, which have the potential to create 100 new jobs.
Langthwaite Business Park already hosts a number of other businesses including
The Ice Co Storage and Logistics, Forest Freight and Great Bear Distribution.
The business park was originally known as Langthwaite Grange Industrial
Estate and has undergone a major transformation since 2002, when it was
then regarded as one of Wakefield district’s most troubled estates.
Promotion of the site is being undertaken jointly by GVA and Andrew Miller
Chartered Surveyors of Sheffield, who are handling the letting of the
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