Sherburn2 Investment – Investment in Industry to Benefit People and Places

25 January 2019

Construction work has now begun on the first part of the major Sherburn2 development site, which has been support by the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnerships and Selby District council.

The 75-acre site is being transformed by developers into a first-class business and employment park. The development, costing £105 million, is set to have a big impact on the local community with the capacity to create and provide 2,250 sustainable jobs.

Jeremy Nolan, director of the site developers, Glentrool Estates Group, said “This is a significant and proud time for us, after years of hard work and preparation our first building is going up. Sherburn2 is now open for business.

He added, “Selby District Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership have provided support to help to get this project off the ground. As momentum gathers pace at Sherburn2, we would like to thank them”.

Cromwell Polythene, a leading supplier of recycled polythene and compostable film products, who have outgrown their existing premises nearby will be the first occupiers as the business expands and they continue to recruit more staff. James Lee, managing director of Cromwell Polythene, said: “We’re thrilled to see the construction phase of the project underway. Our business has continued to grow throughout the development process and following a particularly busy twelve months, we’re really looking forward to making use of the additional space. We’re confident that the new building will see us well placed for future success.”

The Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane, said “Cromwell’s expansion will support new jobs and help secure the existing jobs too. The Council has supported Sherburn2 because of the new opportunities it brings to people living here and epitomises why Selby is a great place to do business.”

David Dickson, Chair of Infrastructure Board for the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership emphasised the benefits of the investment for the local community added: “It’s incredibly exciting the work is beginning on the new Cromwell Polythene building at Sherburn2. For industry, the role of this site in Selby District is significant, as it provides the capacity for growth for the medium to large industrial players with unrivalled connectivity across the region and nationally. But as a LEP, it is of equal significance that our investments benefit the local community, and the development of Sherburn2 will create employment and opportunity for local people who want to stay local.”

“We’re delighted that Cromwell Polythene Ltd, a flourishing local family-run business, is expanding on site at Sherburn2. We’ve worked closely with Cromwell over the past twelve months to ensure their building is perfect for them and provides a platform for growth for a secure and successful future.”

To find out more about the development site where Yorkshire businesses can prosper, you can watch this short film or visit their website.  

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