EnviroVent hopes to create jobs In Yorkshire with move to bigger site

An artist's impression of the proposed developmentAn artist's impression of the proposed development
An artist's impression of the proposed development
A ventilation systems manufacturer aims to create jobs in Yorkshire by moving to larger premises.

EnviroVent, based at Hornbeam Business Park, has submitted a planning application which, if approved, would see the company relocating to a 75,000 sq ft business park at Burley Bank Road in Harrogate.

The planning application was submitted by ID Planning on behalf of EnviroVent and Teakwood Developments, for a building which will comprise almost 17,000 sq ft of office space, over 13,000 sq ft for assembly of ventilation products and over 30,000 sq ft of storage space.

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EnviroVent currently operates across two sites. The new plans would bring its training suite, manufacturing, storage and head office into one purpose-built unit.

EnviroVent’s managing director, Andy Makin, said: “This has been a challenging year for many businesses, including ourselves, so it is fantastic to be able to share such exciting news about our plans to relocate and expand.

“This has been made possible due to the continued commitment of our staff, customers and suppliers, plus the fantastic support of our parent company Soler & Palau Ventilation Group.”

He added: “Community is very important to us and we are very proud to also be the major sponsor of Harrogate Town AFC for the 2020/2021 season with the renaming of the stadium and community liaison initiatives focusing our efforts.”

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Mr Makin said he hoped the proposed relocation would create more jobs for local people.

Daniel Martin, director of Teakwood Developments, said: “We are pleased to be working with EnviroVent and are very hopeful that the planning application will be approved.

“It is exciting to be working with a local company which is looking to meet their aspirations for growth with purpose-built new premises.”

EnviroVent is a Harrogate-based manufacturer of ventilation equipment to homes and social housing.

It employs more than 230 people at its two sites on Hornbeam Business Park.