Business & Professional Key Sites

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 a large number of young people accessing apprenticeships. The district’s access 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



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 facilities such as Starbucks, Burger King and Subway.

Calder Park


Silkwood Park is situated adjacent to Junction 40 of the M1, only a short distance from the intersection of the M62 providing easy access to the North of England.

The location offers amenities such as a hotel, pub/restaurant, and gym.

Silkwood Park


Merchant Gate is an urban development located opposite Wakefield Westgate train station, with connections to London in under 2 hours.

This multi-million development includes 66 apartments, retail and leisure opportunities alongside Grade A office space.  A 1,500-space car park is close by.

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

Wakefield Merchant Gate