SGI has submitted an outline planning application to develop the 60-acre Brown Moor site in east Leeds, which is alongside Thorpe Park.
The development, if approved, will be called Integral and have a range of buildings for companies of different sizes within the advanced manufacturing, logistics and industrial sectors. Total planned space is 60,000 sq m (645,834 sq ft).
The proposed development will be accessed from the new Manston Lane Link Road (MLLR), which forms part of the recently-opened East Leeds Orbital Route which is, in turn, accessed from junction 46 of the M1 motorway.
Scarborough Group International development director Adam Varley said: “The industrial and logistics sector is undergoing significant change. Supply chain resilience, rising energy costs, smart infrastructure and the continued growth of e-commerce are forcing businesses to rethink their real estate requirements. Decision making factors such as accessibility, cost and labour pool, while still relevant, are now being overtaken by the need to attract and retain the very best talent.
“The design of Integral scheme at Thorpe Park Leeds responds to the shifts in the market by providing industrial spaces that are integrated into a dynamic and established mixed-use community. Working with the design team we believe that the buildings will offer exemplary accommodation with enviable sustainability credentials, as well as access to an abundance of high-quality landscaped spaces.”