Ilkley-based property developer Opus North has been granted planning permission to build six new trade counter units and a new Burger King UK® Drive Thru restaurant at Eccleshill Park, Harrogate Road, Bradford.
The 2.8 acre site is prominently located on the A658 just 4.5 miles from Leeds Bradford airport and close to the main Bradford and north Leeds transport routes including the M606 and M62 network.
Commenting on the announcement Opus North’s managing director, Andrew Duncan said: “We are so pleased that permission has been granted. There has been a lot of interest in this proposed development and having secured Burger King UK® as a tenant, we are very keen to get onto the next stage.
“Our contractors will start on site towards the end of this year and we are aiming to have everything ready for occupation by Q3 of 2023.”
Hazel Cooper of marketing agents Carter Towler added: “This is a really exciting scheme for us to be involved with, the number of enquiries we have been dealing with during this planning stage has been very encouraging and I’m delighted that we have already secured two great tenants on the trade counter scheme, in addition to the Burger King UK® Drive Thru.
“We have agreed lettings with Screwfix and Toolstation who will be taking 4,000 sq ft each at Unit 1 and Unit 3. The development is in an excellent location and there is already a Lidl supermarket and Starbucks thriving on the adjacent site. It’s fantastic that two of the properties have been taken even before construction has commenced.”
The six units will all have 6m clear working eaves, electronic overhead loading doors, 35kN/m2 floor loading and ample car parking including electric charging points. The remaining four units ranging from 3,320 sq ft to 9,960 sq ft.
Opus North is one of Yorkshire’s most successful property companies. The company has a long track record of developing and asset managing property across the north of England. It’s experience spans from large mixed-use schemes including retail, leisure, residential, hotels and offices through to the development of food stores, retail parks and motor dealerships. Opus North has completed over 50 schemes and has a current development programme in excess of £200m.
Carter Towler employs 55 people and is acknowledged as one of the most commercially active, independent property consultants in the North. In the past 12 months the company has been involved in over 400 industrial, commercial, investment, property management and building services deals and manages over 4,500 properties for its clients nationwide.
Founded in 1954, Burger King UK® is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world.