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Yorkshire Energy Park


The £200m Yorkshire Energy Park is a next generation business park that will play a huge role in revitalising the local economy and generating valuable community impact.

With a vision to become one of the first zero carbon business parks in the UK, The Yorkshire Energy Park is a flagship development strategically located in the Humber Freeport at the heart of the UK’s Energy Estuary.

Located on the former Hedon aerodrome site in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the Park will provide resilient energy solutions, alongside superfast broadband connectivity to its tenants in a high-quality business park setting.

The current masterplan for the 212-scre site includes:

  • An energy centre, including primary substation, providing on-site energy and off-site energy for export,
  • A tier-3 data centre and disaster recovery suite,
  • A mixture of space for businesses, including incubator space for start-up businesses and SME growth,
  • An outdoor building materials and testing facility,
  • A National Centre of Excellence for education, training and research facilities and associate on-site, short stay accommodation,
  • New sports facilities for the community,
  • 45-hectares of green space, protected for a minimum of 85 years as an ecologically enhanced area for protected spaces.

It’s estimated that up to 4,480 jobs will be created by the development, including highly skilled career opportunities. Every £1 invested in the Yorkshire Energy Park is expected to have an impact of £3 on the local economy from the construction phase alone.

Already home to the UK’s busiest port complex including the four major ports of Hull, Goole, Immingham and Grimsby, the Humber Ports play a vital role as strategic assets in the fabric of the nation.

Yorkshire Energy Park’s USP is sitting within the Humber Freeport Zone, which will take in a wide 45-kilometre area expanding across both banks of the Humber. Intended to stimulate economic activity, the main intention is to attract inward investment to build new facilities which bring jobs to the area, whilst also taking advantage of the incentives of being inside the Freeport Zone. These include accelerated capital allowances, relief from stamp duty, land taxes, business rates and employers National Insurance Contributions for the first three years of being operational.

A consortium of companies with development expertise and a commitment to the Yorkshire economy have been brought together to progress the development in a joint venture:

Sewell Investments Limited

A Queens Awards winning business and a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work for, Sewell invests time, experience and money to unlock developments which contribute positively to the Yorkshire region. It works in partnership with trust and transparency to identify pioneering solutions, with a strong track record of employing local labour.

Eco Parks Development Ltd

Eco Parks Development Ltd is a partner business of Hessle-based MS3 Networks. MS3 has successfully built an independent, next generation fibre network covering large parts of Hull and East Yorkshire, which enables them to deliver a multitude of services to businesses across the region.

New Technology Developments Ltd

New Technology Developments is Chiltern Group’s investment vehicle in Yorkshire Energy Park. Chiltern Group provides strategic advice in the energy, educational, technological and regeneration sectors.

Vital Energi

Vital Energi is a decarbonisation, energy generation and distribution company, operating across the UK. Its portfolio of work includes major city district heating schemes, and energy generation and management schemes at hospitals and universities.

Having been involved in The Waterline Summit from the very start, Yorkshire Energy Park is proud to once again be positioned next to key players in the Humber region such as Siemans Gamesa, Drax, Smith & Nephew, ABP, Phillips 66, Equinor, Reckitt, Orsted UK and many more.

Home to international and national dynamic and influential businesses who are all playing a part in the race to net-zero, and as a well-established player as the UK’s Energy Estuary, The Waterline Summit is our opportunity to build the Humber’s global relevance and lead the way in demonstrating a zero-carbon economy.

View the Yorkshire Energy Park factsheet here

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