Sitting a few short miles south of the city of Leeds, the historic market town of Wakefield is home to a population of around 100,000, and boasts a rich industrial history.
In the early 19th century the town’s market was integral to the local economy, with both wool and grain being traded in vast quantities. With the onset of the industrial revolution, the textile industry became huge for Wakefield, whilst coal mining also played an important role in the local area, which today forms the city’s wider metropolitan borough.
The local economy suffered a huge blow in the 1980s with the decline of the mining industry, however in present times the textile industry is still highly prevalent in the city and has been joined by other industries such as food processing and metal production.
Significant city centre regeneration projects, in recent times, have given Wakefield a huge boost. Major investment in central retail areas, as well as social and cultural development in the “Wakefield Waterfront” area which includes cafes, restaurants, retail outlets and the Hepworth Wakefield art gallery, have all contributed to the attraction of the city.
Skirted by both the M1 & M62 motorways, the city of Wakefield is located perfectly for easy access to the UK transport network. This in turn means that there is easy access to the country’s northern airports, supporting national and international distribution. Wakefield also enjoys excellent rail links, sitting on the Leeds branch of the East Coast Main Line.
Overall Wakefield is becoming a very attractive proposition to businesses who wish to base themselves in commercial or industrial premises in the locality.
With further investment already committed to continued regeneration projects both in the city centre and surrounding area, NSM have identified Wakefield as an ideal location to increase our offering of rental business units. We can offer commercial property on the modern Green Lane Networkcentre, whilst we have also acquired plots on the nearby Ashroyd Business Park development.
Our existing business units range in size from 781 – 2,653 square feet and are constructed to high specifications. The site itself benefits from premium security features such as HD CCTV, monitored intruder alarms and 24 hour gated access.
NSM plots on the prime development site at Ashroyd Park, are intended to offer much larger units which will be available for Commercial, industrial and general warehousing use.
Please feel free to contact us at any point, with any questions you may have regarding NSM commercial premises for rent in the Wakefield area.