Office Space at Yorkshire Mill Conversion Proving Popular
30,000 sq. ft. of office space at an historic Yorkshire Mill has been pre-let to Craven District Council and North Yorkshire County Council ΓÇô providing a positive boost to the mixed-use development which will be known as Craven House and provide offices looking out over the Leeds to Liverpool canal.
ΓÇ£When you consider that we have pre-let 40,000 sq ft (office space) out of a total 80,000 sq ft, its success has been wonderful.ΓÇ¥ explained Eamon Fox, Director of property firm DTZΓÇÖs office agency in Leeds.
“The fundamentals are correct at Belle Vue (owners of the mill)ΓÇ¥ continued Fox, ΓÇ¥ the quality of office accommodation is exemplary, the public realm invites and encourages positive feeling, and occupiers have the benefit of onsite car parking and future restaurant and retail provision.ΓÇ¥
As the largest occupiers to have committed to taking office space at the scheme, the two councils have underpinned their on-going support of the development. Once complete, the one-time cotton mill will provide 200,000 sq. ft. of commercial, residential and leisure space as well as generating employment opportunities for up to 1000 people.
For the two councils, the transferring of key services to the Belle Vue site will allow them to create a central point from which residents can access services as well as providing the council with improved accommodation.
ΓÇ£We have been encouraged with the developmentΓÇÖs success to date as occupiers take advantage of this modern business environment right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.ΓÇ¥ stated Justin Robinson of Hayfield Robinson ΓÇô joint letting agents for the site to TheBusinessDesk.com.
“We are in negotiations with a number of occupiers for the scheme, many identifying Belle Vue Mills as a real alternative for business.ΓÇ¥
The scheme is set for completion in April 2011.