Firms snapping up units at East Yorkshire energy efficient park

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 9 Mar 2017

A SURGE in deals has left just one office available at East Yorkshire’s most sustainable business development.

Green Park Business Park, near Newport, which features its own wind turbine, has become home to a range of local and regional companies since the first tranche of offices was completed. 

Among the high-profile businesses to relocate to the park is the Horncastle Group PLC, the property company behind Green Park.

Other big names include JD Garage Equipment, Greenlight Sports & Entertainment, Scientific Roads, Futureworks Yorkshire and communications agency, The PR Company.

Ian Hodges, managing director of Horncastle PLC, said he was delighted that Green Park had attracted so much interest.

He said: “We were always confident there would be a high demand for these offices, and for the light industrial space we proposed, so it is a great feeling to be proved right. 

“There is now only one office available and we anticipate that being snapped up soon.

“Plans have already been submitted for further industrial units, including a 6,000sq ft building for Robson Refrigeration Ltd, so as soon as we get the go-ahead on that, we will start to develop the next phase of industrial and warehousing as we have a number of other very positive enquires in the pipeline for land and buildings.”

Greenlight Sports & Entertainment moved to the site last October, from premises in Beverley.

Director Ben Milhench said: “We were looking for a base from which to grow the business and we felt Green Park was the perfect place.  

“The office space is fantastic; to have a self-contained unit with a kitchen, toilet and parking spaces is great. It enables us to get on with our work without any distractions or sharing of facilities, which is a real luxury for a small business.”

Justin Dooling, managing director of Scientific Roads – a road surfacing specialist that works across the UK – described Green Park as being in a “prime location”. He said: “We travel across the country so that fact we’re next to a motorway is great for us. 

“There is no downtime, you can leave the office and be on the M62 in under a minute.

“The units are fantastic, too. 

“They are an ideal size for us and are self-contained rather than being in a shared environment, which would usually be the case on a business park like this.”

Green Park will include leisure and roadside facilities when fully developed.  

The remaining office is 900sq ft and will accommodate up to 12 people in an open-plan environment, or can be partitioned. 

As well as having its own wind turbine, all the buildings on Green Park are energy efficient with an “A” Energy Performance Certificate rating and a “very good” rating from the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, an environmental standard that rates the sustainability of buildings in the UK.

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