Family tea and coffee merchants, Taylors of Harrogate, the blenders of Yorkshire Tea, has become the latest occupier at the 22-acre St James Business Park in Knaresborough.
The company are leasing a new purpose-built 75,000 sq ft distribution centre, which has been built by Ilkley-based Quarmby Construction Company Ltd.The centre is now operational and will be occupied by Taylors, the parent company of the iconic Betty’s, for storage and distribution of their tea and coffee.
The business park, which has been developed by Leeds-based property company St James Securities, already comprises an 86,000 sq ft retail park and is home to occupiers such as BHS, Next, Matalan, McDonalds, Barker and Stonehouse, Lapicida, Audi, VW and Business Homes.
The park is now almost full, with just a site remaining for a 20,000 sq ft car showroom unit to be let or sold, for which negotiations are currently underway.
Roger Quarmby, Chairman of St James Securities, commented:
We are absolutely delighted to welcome a company of the calibre of Taylors to our park. It is one of the final pieces in the jigsaw in our very successful business park, which we have been developing for the past 15 years.