The Copperworks - Towngate PLC - warehouse - industrial site

A new lease of life for iconic Copperworks site

Commercial lettings specialist and landlord Towngate PLC has begun a refurbishment of a historical industrial property in Stourton, Leeds, formerly occupied by the Yorkshire Copper Works.

Home to the world-renowned metals manufacturer until 1980, the site was finally closed in 2016. But Towngate is now carrying out extensive renovation works to breathe new life into the 300,000sqft space on Haigh Park Road.

The demolition of an entire bay is now complete, which has paved the way for increased loading capacity to the building and yard area. In addition to the existing barrier entry, gatehouse and multiple cranes in the expansive external space, ground-level loading doors will soon be installed to the rear of the property to further boost circulation efficiency.

All buildings are also being reroofed, with work expected to be finished by the end of summer. Further renovations will include a full re-clad of the external elevations, and a general overhaul of the internal space to create an open-plan working environment with a clear working height of over 9 metres.

Once the refurbishment has been completed, the expansive site will be available to let as a whole to one single occupier or in part to multiple tenants, subject to market requirements. The self-contained space will include industrial warehouse accommodation, high-quality ancillary office buildings and a modern canteen, along with 8.65 acres of expansion land and a 250-space car park.

As momentum builds, a rebranding project is also taking place behind the scenes to revitalise the site’s image and celebrate its illustrious industrial history.

Commenting on what will be relaunched as “The Copperworks”, Towngate’s property manager Tom Lamb said: “We are delighted to be able to bring this significant property to the market. We’re planning a launch of the site in the autumn when all interested parties will be given the chance to visit and tour what we believe will be a unique industrial letting opportunity.”

Renovation of The Copperworks is expected to conclude in Q3 of 2017.