Advanced Manufacturing Key Sites

Wakefield has a strong heritage of manufacturing, with household names such as Haribo and Coca Cola to our smaller innovative manufacturers, our businesses are known across the world for their unique point of view and staying ahead of the curve. Whether they have made the district their home due to our unrivalled manufacturing skills, our connectivity, or our skilled workforce Wakefield is the place to grow your Advanced Manufacturing business. 



  • Located close to M62 Junction 33.
  • Offering B2 and B8 employment opportunity.
  • 5,243,100 sq ft site, outline planning seeking approval for units up to 620,000 sq ft.

 This site offers a prime location for occupiers with high power requirements. Strategically positioned for the national road network, with the opportunity to access rail transportation.  A hybrid planning application proposes units of up to 620,000 sq ft, the developer is open to conversation with end users.

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  • Located next to M1 Junction 39, 3 junctions from the M62.
  • Site allocated for B2, B8 and E(g)(ii)E(g)(iii) use with an aspiration to attract innovative or advanced manufacturing.
  • Offering 1,237,849 sq ft employment site with units totalling 419,792 sq ft.  Unit sized available up to 100,000 sq ft.

The site is a new mixed-use development, to include employment, residential, and community space.  Conveniently located at  M1 Junction 39, occupiers will have access to the national highway infrastructure including M62 and A1(M).  Innovative/advanced employment occupiers are encouraged

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  • Located at M62 Junction 32, within easy reach of the A1(M).
  • Allocated for E(g)(ii), E(g)(iii), B2 or B8 use.
  • 5,141,920 sq ft site offering 1,518,637 sq ft of employment space. 

 Proposed site access will benefit from improved highway infrastructure.  Prime location offering close proximity to 3 major motorway networks.  This highly prominent site offers a range of potential development options including units up to 220,000 sq ft.

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  • Located close to M62 junction 31.
  • Proposed industrial development of 11 units with B2 and B8 use.
  • 15.8 ha site with units providing total floorspace of 49,200 sq m.

 Offering a range of potential development options from 40,000 sq ft. The site has been allocated for employment use in the newly adopted Local Plan and is to include research and development, general industrial and storage and distribution.

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  • Excellent transport links, located at M62 Junction 30 a short distance from the M1.
  • Prime industrial, logistics and warehouse opportunities.
  • Remaining plots can accommodate units of 71,741 sq ft to 205,645 sq ft.

 This site is partially developed and already home to occupiers including Newcold, Kitwave, Phoenix Healthcare and Amazon. The site offers a range of potential development options including units from 71,741 sq ft – 205,645 sq ft.  This prime site has excellent power and labour supplies making it ideal for manufacturing use.

Wakefield Hub


  • Located at M1 Junction 40, close to the M62.
  • Site allocated for B2 and B8 use.
  • Can accommodate a single footprint build of 400,000 sq ft for occupation by a single company.

This site is a continuation of the existing Silkwood Park development, providing high quality employment opportunities. This highly prominent site could accommodate a single unit of 400,000 sq ft for industrial, storage and distribution.   Located next to the M1, in close proximity to other motorway networks, the site also benefits from amenities such as a hotel, pub/restaurant, and gym

Computer generated image of Silkwood Park


  • Located at M62 Junction 31 within Wakefield Europort.
  • Full planning for B8 warehouse and distribution.
  • 490,118 sq ft high spec cross dock unit, site preparation works underway.

Switch 490 comprises one of the largest single design and build opportunities in the North of England.  The site benefits from excellent links to the region, the rest of the UK and mainland Europe via road, rail and sea. Situated within the well-established Wakefield Europort, the park provides a high capacity inter-modal rail freight terminal with daily direct import/export services.

Switch industrial estate