Onward to Yorkshire for Business Seeking Key Logistics Site.

Onward Holdings Ltd has just one unit left at the popular Langthwaite Business Park in West Yorkshire after a major manufacturer snapped up more warehouse space at the site just months after successfully moving in next door.

The customer, who for contractual reasons must remain confidential, had already secured Unit 16 from Onward Holdings for safe and secure storage required to house thousands of high value goods. It has now sealed a deal for Unit 16a for extra storage due to the exceptional facilities and ideal location.

After the letting of these units at the strategically located South Kirkby facility near Wakefield, Onward Holdings says there is already strong interest in 4c, the remaining unit at the park which comes with flexible lease and competitive rental terms.

Government initiatives are expected to drive significant future growth in the Yorkshire and Humber region, meaning demand for suitable sites for warehouses and logistics operations is expected to outstrip current supply.

Based within the heart of Yorkshire, Langthwaite has easy access to the motorway network and the great container ports of the North, including the state-of-the-art docks at Immingham, the UK’s largest. Onward also operates sites in Featherstone and Castleford for those businesses seeking freight forwarding or needing storage and/or a distribution hub in the region.

Unit 4c offers up to 60,000 square feet of storage, 9.1m eaves, four surface loading doors under canopies and two dock levellers. A £1million investment in security measures at the business park also means the site is suitable for both ordinary and high risk products. In keeping with Onward Holdings’ zero crime tolerance strategy, Langthwaite has fully palisade fencing and security gates.

Due to the proximity of the M1, M62 and M18, Langthwaite benefits from reduced wasted mileage and is close to the railway freight network via the nearby Wakefield Europort. With around 80% of the UK’s population accessible in four hours, the purpose-built facility is suitable for food, non-food retail and wholesale storage.

Onward Holdings director Neil Storey, said: “The conclusion of this deal means that just one unit remains available at Langthwaite and we are already getting strong expressions of interest in 4c due to a growing need for more strategically located warehouses.”

This latest tenant at Langthwaite Business Park joins a number of other businesses on the site including Segur Logistics, Forest Freight and Great Bear Distribution. Promotion of the site was undertaken jointly by GVA, for the tenant, and Andrew Miller Chartered Surveyors of Sheffield on behalf of Onward Holdings.

West Yorkshire-based Onward Holdings built two substantial warehouses on the Langthwaite site and specialises in operating highly competitively priced industrial warehousing and retail parks in the north of England.

The business also owns purpose-built sites in Featherstone, Castleford, Ackworth and Scunthorpe offering a range of logistics options to suit most budgets, together with additional value-added warehouse services. The different facilities that Onward Holdings offers can alleviate the shortage of individual units and help companies gain a vital foothold in the northern supply chain.

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Background
Onward Holdings has been involved in warehousing and industrial estates owned and run by the company since 1930. Today, this family-run business is primarily involved in development and construction, including the provision of multi-sized warehouse facilities in the M62/M1/A1 corridor of West Yorkshire, and residential and mixed-use developments.

In addition to Willowbridge Lane and Langthwaite Business Park, the business has developed a former coal mine near Barnsley into a gleaming new retail park. ONYX Retail Park, comprising 17,500 square feet of retail space, is based in Wath-Upon-Dearne and is located at the former Manvers main colliery, an area of major regeneration.

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