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All Routes Lead to Sherburn

All Routes Lead to Sherburn

The town of Sherburn in Elmet in North Yorkshire will receive a major boost once again by the latest announcement that national bus manufacturer Optare plc are relocating their assembly plant to Sherburn Distribution Park.

Optare plc who have 3 factories across the North of England (Leeds, Rotherham and Blackburn) are amalgamating into a single facility of 140,000 sq. ft on Sherburn Distribution Park and have signed a 17 year lease.

The opening of the Sherburn facility by Optare will be the first new bus assembly plant to open in the UK for almost 40 years. As a result of Optare's consolidation into a single new facility, this will now enable the company to become more efficient and increase overall productivity. The new facility will also ensure the company has the right base for future growth and enable the company to compete for large fleet contacts in the UK and European markets.

Neil Dickinson, Director of Evander Properties, commented: "We are delighted to have successfully attracted such a high profile manufacturer to Sherburn Distribution Park. Once again Sherburn in Elmet has proven to be a destination of choice by another major company. Optare are the latest company to move to Sherburn Distribution Park following deals with Debenhams who took 667,000 sq. ft in October 2010 and Sala International who took 92,000 sq. ft in 2009.

This latest addition further demonstrates the capabilities of the area as a hot spot for manufacturing and distribution within the Yorkshire region. The Sherburn Industrial Estate benefits from a huge power supply which is key to the manufacturing sector as well as uncongested access to the regional and national motorway network."