Commercial Buildings

The recession led to a slowdown in the completion of new employment floorspace but completions started increasing again in 2012/13. A total of 75,780 square metres of employment floorspace was completed in 2018/19. The majority of this was for B1/B2/B8 (General Industrial, Light Industrial and Storage and Distribution) and then B8 (Storage or Distribution). The peak in 2016/17 included the completions at Trinity Farm, Knottingley (TK Maxx distribution centre) and the Normanton Industrial Estate Extension. The 2015/16 completions included a greenfield site at the Newmarket development.