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Case Study: Industrial

Wakefield Hub – Plot 8

Location: Wakefield

Client: YorkCourt / HBD (collaboration)

Sector: Industrial

Value: £30M

Two industrial units (plot 8) as the next phase of a major development of a former colliery at J30 of the M62. This phase of 405,000ft2 of industrial units with associated offices is a speculative development: - shell and core, plus lighting, to the industrial space and a Cat A fit out to the office spaces.

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Chord were appointed pre-planning on plot 8, having worked on earlier phases under previous employment.

This development is a result of a successful ongoing joint venture partnership between YorkCourt and Henry Boot Developments (HBD) since 2018. With both developers, sustainability was a key focus, and EPC A+ (regulated zero carbon) and BREEAM Excellent were key aspirations to be integrated into the design.

The two storey office blocks serving the industrial units are being completed to a generic (Cat A) fit out, in line with BCO guidelines to ensure a welcoming and energy efficient home for potential tenants.


With existing units already let to major wholesale, pharmaceutical and distribution companies, the entire project is a great example of successful brownfield regeneration.

“HBD have been working with Ashley Cowdrey and Jim Frisby on industrial and commercial development projects for a number of years. We plan to continue working with them in the future and would recommend their services

to our peers”


Ed Hutchinson - Managing Director, HBD

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