A HAT-TRICK of deals has been secured at a Mirfield office park.
Three companies have taken space at the four-acre Wheatley Park office complex, which has been developed by St James Securities, of Leeds.
Camira Fabrics, which also has premises at Meltham, has taken 13,000sq ft, while interior architecture company Normal TM has taken 550sq ft and marketing consultancy Purebrand Creative Communications has taken 1,200sq ft.
Lisa Fox, financial director of Normal TM, said: “We spent six months looking for new office premises which offered a rural setting within the M62-M1 corridor and with access to a train line providing a suitable link to London.
“Wheatley Park met with our requirements and also provided the additional benefits of a modern office facility in a building of traditional character.
“Complementing the modern facilities within the building, our staff work within stone walls and barrel vaulted ceilings, creating an attractive and warm atmosphere.”
She said: “Despite the rural nature of the site, there is a constant buzz of activity as the park attracts horse riders and walkers alike to the parkland beyond our office windows. The rural activity, reclaimed building and modern fit-out all sit well with our professional design philosophy.”
Simon Ryan, of Purebrand, said: “The decision to move out of Leeds after six years wasn’t taken lightly.
“However, Wheatley Park offers the best of both worlds – it’s a great location that’s well served by road and rail links, while at the same time being amongst stunningly beautiful countryside.”
He said: “This rural location, as well as the character and charm of the development, also provides a wonderfully creative environment that suits our business perfectly.
“The days of having a city centre office to create a certain image have well and truly gone.”
Work is well under way on the parkland site, transforming old buildings dating from the late 18th and early 19th century into high-quality modern offices.
The first refurbishment is now complete and the work to a second , called the 1812 Building, is continuing.
The agents for Wheatley Park are Hanson Chartered Surveyors, of Huddersfield, and Michael Steel & Co, of Leeds.