Operating from its Brighouse headquarters, in the peaceful yet industrial Woodvale Office Park, Towngate PLC remains one of the North’s leading commercial and industrial property experts, providing high-quality spaces, which allow occupants to grow and thrive.
The park itself — which is home to not only the Towngate team, but also several of its tenants, including NPS Care, Community Transport, Peritus Health, BPIF, and J N P Consulting Engineers, among others — is in a prime area overlooking parklands, close to the M62 motorway. It’s also within walking distance of a gym, swimming pool, crazy golf course, tennis courts, large supermarkets, and an abundance of independent shops and cafés.
The business — approaching its 60th year in operation — has experienced a challenging 12 months as the pandemic has prompted an increase in home-based working, alongside a global surge in the e-commerce industry.
As many e-commerce companies received a boost, Towngate’s extensive portfolio of industrial spaces has been in high demand to facilitate further operations within the UK. Similarly, despite the rise in remote working, the team has noticed more enquiries for its suite of out-of-town offices, partially due to the appeal of free parking and nearby amenities, all within a more tranquil setting.
With a keen eye for detail, the team — along with its network of qualified contractors — is well versed in taking secondary properties and giving them a new lease of life, transforming them into vibrant, modern spaces. As a substantial developer within the Leeds region, Towngate has recently completed the construction of three large industrial properties at the Cross Green Industrial Estate, which were all successfully pre-let prior to completion.
Recognising that location really is key, all properties with the organisation’s portfolio lie close to city centres, and major motorway and road networks, allowing tenants to forge important and lasting relationships with suppliers and customers. In turn, this will promote business growth in the area, a cause which has become extremely close to the Yorkshire team’s heart.
Tom Lamb, property manager for Towngate, commented: “We’ve been excited about the growing opportunities in the North of England for quite some time, and a rising demand for industrial spaces certainly signals that steps are being made in the right direction.
“Regionally and nationally, Huddersfield – and by extension, Yorkshire – has a long-standing reputation as a centre for industrial and manufacturing excellence and we look forward to seeing this status being upheld over the coming months and years.”
Serving companies across multiple industries including retail, healthcare, hospitality, renewables, and automotive, the Towngate roster includes major nationwide operations, local SMEs, not-for-profit organisations, and international firms – including NPS Care, Carpetright, The Real Junk Food Project, Alco Valves, and Van Line, to name but a few.