PLP Wakefield

Planning Consultancy

A 300,000 sqft speculative employment scheme for PLP, supporting economic growth in West Yorkshire.

We have helped design and deliver two speculative industrial units totalling over 300,000sqft within Silkwood Business Park, an established commercial location in Wakefield.

The design considers the wider context of the development along with site specific constraints, to produce a cohesive and integrated design with neighbouring sites. In developing proposals, a number of site layouts were tested and reviewed. These were widely driven by the location, shape and size of underground fault lines and adjacent Public Rights of Way, whilst also maximising the use of the site and maintaining practical access for all users, parking provisions and loading/unloading requirements.

Construction commenced in 2020, with completion achieved in spring 2021. The final buildings achieve BREEAM 'Very Good' and EPC Rating 'A', multiple electric charging points for vehicles and the infrastructure for occupiers to augment post construction are also provided.

The acquisition of Silkwood Park further strengthens PLP’s strategic position in the Yorkshire region following recent acquisitions in Leeds and Sheffield. We are excited to bring forward our speculative development proposals, creating up to 500 new jobs when the units are occupied and fully operational.

Matthew Fitton Development Director (PLP)