Business & Professional

West Yorkshire is fast becoming an international hub for professional services, and Wakefield is the ideal place to build your business, with 12% of the district’s businesses already operating within the sector. With rail links to London in 2 hours and Leeds less than 20 minutes, Wakefield provides businesses with unrivalled connectivity, allowing businesses looking for a competitively priced alternative to London, Manchester and Leeds.

As well as benefiting from the unparalleled connectivity the district has to offer, our professional services organisations also benefit from a wide range of office space ranging from picturesque city centre workspace to modern business parks. Whether looking for incubator space for your start up or a state of the art collaborative workspace, you can find it all here at a competitive price.

When building your business Wakefield district offers access to over 180,000 students, all within 35 miles, as well as large number of young people accessing apprenticeships. The district’s accesses to the diverse skills of young people from across the Leeds City Region, as well as the skills and experience of our resident’s, gives you the peace of mind you need to grow your business here. 

There are over 20,000 jobs already within the district’s professional services and public administration organisations, with proactive work to upskill more of our residents into these roles

Calder Park

Located at Junction 39 of the M1, Calder Park is set in 240 acres of land and has detailed planning consent for up to 1.5 million sq. Ft. of bespoke office accommodation.

The site also incorporates a 100 acre dedicated nature reserve and meets the highest environmental standards, as well as having a lower density of development than any other business park in the region.

Current occupiers include over 70 businesses including Minster Law, the Highways Agency, West Yorkshire Police, OE Electrics, Miller Homes and Taylor Wimpey.  Calder Park also benefits from excellent such as Starbucks, Burger King, Sainsbury’s and Subway.

Silkwood Park J41 M1

Silkwood Park is situated on Junction 40 of the M1 in an extremely prominent location being a flagship business park in West Yorkshire and is located only a short distance from the intersection of the M62 which means it is in a strategic location for access throughout the North of England.

This greenfield development on 98 acre site offers Manufacturing / Warehousing units from approx 30,000 sq ft to 109,000 sq.ft. and there is currently land remaining on site for development and a number of high specification office units also readily available for occupation.

The scheme is a mixed-use development and in addition to office and industrial/distribution users, it has attracted Days Hotel, a Total Fitness Health Club and Benfield Toyota.

Merchant Gate

An impressive new urban development is taking shape at one of the city's principal gateways to form a new destination for business.  Directly opposite the Wakefield Westgate train station, with connections to London in around 2 hours.

Phase one and two of the multimillion pound development is now complete and include 66 apartments, 35.000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, 48,000 sq ft of Grade A office space, a new Civic Office building for Wakefield Council and a 1,500 space car park.

Current occupiers of the site include Her Majesty's Courts Service, Specsavers, Morgan Sindall and B38 Group.