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Strong future pipeline for the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone

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12 Dec 2014

The Leeds City Region Enterprize Zone, located in West Yorkshire’s Aire Valley, recently announced a pipline of forthcoming development activity stretching into 2015 and beyond.

Packaging firm Watershed, a company who specialises in producing labels, machinery and  custom tape will eventually employ over 40 members of staff in their new 190,000 sq.ft plant currently under construction within the Enterprise Zone.

Further activity including a new 135,000 sq.ft development has recently been announced with confirmation of the new tenants expected in the New Year.

The news was welcomed by Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive member for development and the economy who said “The upsurge in development activity has been fuelled by growing business confidence during 2013. It has enabled a number of deals to progress, which will provide good quality employment space for manufacturing companies and allow them to grow their businesses within the enterprise zone”.

Construction on a new £180 million recycling and energy facility for French firm Veolia will also begin on the site next year and is expected to be operational by 2016, the plant will eventually produce around 11MW of electricity, enough to power 20,000 homes.

For further information on the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone please click here