Opening of Leyland workspace helps create 100 jobs

December 14, 2018

Northern Trust has officially opened a new 42,447 sq ft industrial development on their popular Leyland Trading Estate in Wellingborough.

Part-funded by the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) Local Growth Fund, the 13-unit facility was  officially unveiled at a breakfast reception attended by local VIPs and business people to the new development.

Director at Northern Trust Tom Parkinson said: “We are delighted to have worked with SEMLEP on this new development, which we anticipate to accommodate over 100 new jobs, adding to the estimated 20,000 jobs currently held within our portfolio of assets.

“We are committed to providing modern industrial accommodation to the SME sector and this new scheme will prove popular with the local business community, especially with the significant growth within the town at Stanton Cross.”

Boasting excellent access to both the M1 and A14, Leyland Trading Estate measures 230,000 sq ft and is home to over 110 businesses.

The new scheme adds three separate terraced blocks of industrial and workshop units whose sizes range from 542 sq ft up to 8,928 sq ft.

Minister for Local Growth, Jake Berry, said “The facilities opening today will enhance the already popular Leyland Trading Estate and further develop the economy of the Midlands.

“The Local Growth Funding worth £1.2 million will help create over 100 new jobs and demonstrates our continued support for local businesses in the area.”

Judith Barker, SEMLEP’s director of programmes and governance, added: “There is a well-evidenced gap in employment space for small businesses.

“These new workshops meet the needs of local businesses in Wellingborough, providing new space for firms to start-up and grow. It is a great investment for the area and was delivered on time and on budget.”

The new units are four-metres high to haunch, LED lighting throughout and all of the new units over 2,000 sq ft incorporate integral offices.

Leyland Trading Estate, which is actively managed by Northern Trust’s in house management company, Whittle Jones; is located on the eastern edge of Wellingborough and accessed via the B571 Irthlingborough Road.

Joint letting agents:

Whittle Jones Midlands on 0121 523 2929 or email; or Prop-Search on 01933 223300

You can also visit the dedicated website at for more information.

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