A TEXTILE company is set to sell its head office site for housing and move staff to another mill - but jobs are safe.
Carpet yarn spinner S Lyles Sons & Co has announced plans to sell its premises at Jilling Ing Mills, Ossett Lane, Dewsbury.
The workforce will transfer to its Calder Bank factory at Dewsbury.
The company said the move aims to secure the future of the company and its 300 employees.
The decision was backed by Peter Booth, national organiser for manufacturing at the Transport and General Workers' Union.
He said it was important for the business and jobs that the company realised the value of the land at Jilling Ing.
Mr Booth praised the firm for involving the union in talks over the plans.
"We believe this is a positive proposal which will lead to investment as well as securing jobs now," he said.
Lyles, which dates back to 1912, is the latest West Yorkshire textile firm to put forward redundant mills for redevelopment.
Among others, SKA Textiles is leaving its premises at Firth Street, Huddersfield, where its mill is now part of the 1535 Melting Point flats development.
SKA will occupy part of the former Brook Crompton motors factory at St Thomas Road, Longroyd Bridge.
Mills at Oakes, Meltham, Linthwaite and Brighouse have also been sold for development as flats and housing.