Garness Jones have been appointed to secure additional national and international end users at the proposed £200 million Yorkshire Energy Park, with the aim of attracting significant inward investment to the Humber region.
The company joins national agents GVA in promoting the location to companies which could potentially create more than 1,000 jobs on the former aerodrome site.
David Garness, Managing Director at Garness Jones, said: “The scale of the project and the availability of affordable energy means the Yorkshire Energy Park presents a real opportunity to attract inward investment.
“This is a high profile offer set in a parkland environment in a part of the city which is very important for its manufacturing heartland. The Yorkshire Energy Park is on a strategic site located in the heart of the UK’s energy estuary, and it will generate significant efficiencies and savings for occupiers.
“We are genuinely delighted to be involved. We know the Hull and Humber area very well and have successfully assisted a lot of inward investors in recent years. The availability of such a significant site is a significant boost for the local market, and the affordable energy option ensure it offers something different.”
Yorkshire-based developer Sewell and Eco Parks Developments Ltd have partnered with London-based Chiltern, a national renewable energy, infrastructure and technology project facilitator, to deliver the proposed scheme. It has also secured support from leading energy supplier E.ON, Almax, IBM, L&G Investment Management, SSE Utilities, ZTE, Vodafone, and local education provider Hull College.
The site is currently owned by Hull City Council and the developers have been working in partnership with the local authority, as well as East Riding of Yorkshire Council,
Chris Turner, Chairman of the Yorkshire Energy Park Development Company and Chiltern Group, said: “GVA and Garness Jones are the best national and local agents in the country for this kind of project.
“Chiltern has been working with GVA for several years on highly complicated, large scale projects and they have an in-depth understanding of the energy occupier market, as well as a very strong team. Garness Jones come highly recommended and were selected as a result of a rigorous interview process.”