DETAILS have been announced plans to create two new industrial buildings at a Ripon business park.

In the latest phase of development at the site in Melmerby, which is run by Potter Space, two new buildings will provide three units, totalling an additional 70,000 sq ft of space.

Planning approval has been granted for the units, which are due to be ready from Autumn 2023. Their modern exterior will feature contemporary grey cladding and large areas of glazing, and the buildings will incorporate solar panels, EV charging points and cycle stores as standard.

Jason Rockett, managing director at Potter Space, said: “We’re pleased to be able to bring our latest investment plans to fruition at our Ripon business park and create more high-quality warehousing and industrial space to meet demand. The three units, all of which are available to pre-let now, provide businesses with an opportunity to relocate and thrive at a superb North Yorkshire location that is so much more than just a base for business."

Nick Salkeld, director at Fox Lloyd Jones, joint acting agent with Gent Visick, added: “We have continued to experience sustained demand for prime industrial and warehouse space across North Yorkshire. Existing stock is in short supply resulting in many schemes experiencing high pre-let or pre-sale interest as demonstrated by the recent deals on Unit 24 and Unit 53."