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Construction work has started, to create four new industrial units as part of the latest expansion at Thorp Arch Estate.

Hanover Property Trust are extending Ash Way Development with new units which will be ready for occupation at the end of January 2019.

The £3 million build that totals 48,000 sq ft includes a fifth unit of 15,000 sq ft which has been pre-let to wholesale confectionery business Bon Bons (founded in 2007 by general manager Mark Rowntree, great grandson of confectionery entrepreneur Joseph Rowntree) Bon Bons first moved to Unit 1 Ash Way in 2014.

The remaining units will consist of two 6,000 sq ft units, one 9,000 sq ft unit and another 12,000 sq ft unit.

Tim Munns, Director of Wharfedale Property Management, which manages Thorp Arch Estate between York & Wetherby said “There is a considerable demand from businesses wishing to come here and the new Ash Way units will help meet this need.  The Development is equidistant between Leeds, York & Harrogate. We are already receiving interest from potential occupiers, who are impressed that the fibre is being installed as part of the build.  Bon Bons is a top-class national business with an important link to Yorkshire’s confectionery history and we are delighted that the company has agreed to become the first tenant in this exciting new development.

Mark Rowntree, who’s businesses will be moving into the new unit in December, said “We are probably the UK’s largest hand-packing confectionery business and the additional space will allow us to re-organise our operation to provide more packing capacity in our existing unit and to use the new premises entirely as a bulk holding and dispatch warehouse”

Construction of the latest phase of Ash Way is being managed by York based LHL Group & built by York based Lindum Group Ltd.

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