Sewell Group plans major Yorkshire business park

Hull based contractor Sewell Group has unveiled plans for construction of a major new business park on the outskirts of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Sewell has joined forces with telecommunications company MS3 Networks and developer the Chiltern Groupon proposals for the Yorkshire Energy Park scheme.

The scheme is earmarked for the former aerodrome site within the boundary of Preston village, to the west of Hedon.

A first stage of pre-application consultation has been undertaken with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and a project team has been appointed to prepare an outline planning application for submission later this year.

Early proposals are exploring the delivery of:

  • A mixture of space for businesses operating in key strategic sectors for the region;

  • A further/higher education space and associated accommodation, connected to the renewable energy and technology sectors;

  • An energy centre providing private wire electricity to the wider Energy Park; and

  • A data centre.

Rob Cawkwell, Project Director at Sewell, who is leading the scheme on behalf of the consortium, said: “It is at the very early stages and we are very keen to engage with all stakeholders, as well as ensuring good dialogue with both East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull local authorities.

This is a strategic site for the Humber Estuary, which is the first of its kind in Yorkshire, bringing together businesses, data, energy and education all in one place.”