Leeds 500

Detailed Planning Secured by Wilton Developments on Largest Consented Single Unit Distribution Scheme in Leeds

Leeds, February 2023 – Leeds based developer Wilton Developments has secured a detailed full planning consent for the largest single unit logistics and industrial building in the Leeds area on its LEEDS 500 scheme on the M1 north of Garforth.

Leeds 500 sits in a prime location directly on Junction 47 of the M1 close to the M1/A1 (M) intersection, providing access to the M1, A1(M) and M62.  It’s central position makes it easily accessible to all parts of the UK and mainland Europe and due to its strategic proximity to the area’s extensive road network, Leeds continues to strengthen its position as the logistics capital of the North.

The Industrial & Logistics team at CBRE in Leeds have been appointed sole agents on the first phase which will accommodate a 492,500 sq ft logistics/industrial unit.  The 75 acre development site was acquired by developer Wilton Developments and detailed planning has now been secured for the city’s largest consented single unit distribution unit on part of the site.

The first phase of the scheme will comprise a 465,000 sq ft warehouse with 23,000 sq ft of office accommodation over two floors and a 5,000 sq ft warehouse hub office,   and could provide around 600 jobs.

The development which will be BREEAM Excellent boasts many ESG specifications including a multi-use games area (MUGA); showers/changing and locker facilities; outdoor segregated breakout spaces; sustainable urban drainage (including 2 filtration ponds); rainwater harvesting, 40 secured cycle spaces, 28 electric vehicle charging spaces with a further 50 enabled for future charging. The building has the ability to generate 2.7 million KWh per annum of energy from the installation of solar panels to the roof.

Mike Baugh, Executive Director at CBRE said:

“We are delighted to be appointed by Wilton Developments as sole agents on this strategic logistics scheme, the largest consented distribution development of its kind in Leeds.  This will be a superb logistics facility with first class ESG credentials, which continue to be sought after by occupiers, as well as benefiting from its prime location close to the motorway networks and many local amenities.

“Wilton Developments has a strong track record in developing both large scale distribution and manufacturing facilities in the region..”

Jason Stowe, Managing Director, Wilton Developments said:

“this is an important permission for Leeds ensuring that the city offers the option for larger occupiers who would normally have to locate to other parts of Yorkshire and the region to occupy a building of this size in Leeds. This class leading building has detailed planning consent and is available for an immediate start subject to occupiers’ requirements.