Pegasus Group is delighted to announce Create Yorkshire, a 450 acre scheme which we supported Makin Enterprises, has been recognised in the Yorkshire Insider Property Awards, in the category of best Public-Private Sector collaboration. Initiated from Selby District Council’s Economic Plan, Create Yorkshire will bring about an exciting hi-tech, television, film and creative industries campus has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.
The exciting scheme, which in April received unanimous backing from the Council’s planning committee, builds on the success of Church Fenton Studios and the content of the Council’s Economic Development Framework and is set to deliver economic diversity and hundreds of new high-quality jobs.
Landowner Makin Enterprises sought a major creative digital and media hub as well as a permanent film and TV studio complex. The 750,000 sqft development at Church Fenton, a former RAF base to the east of Leeds, is already home to Yorkshire’s largest film studio and where parts of the hit TV drama Victoria are filmed.
Selby District Council’s Executive member with responsibility for economic development, Councillor David Buckle, said: “This is yet another example of how the work of the Council to support investment and the creation of good quality jobs is being recognised across Yorkshire. Last year we won the ‘Council of the Year’ category. This year we’ve been shortlisted for our work in partnership with investors, landowners and developers to help create good quality jobs and opportunities for our area.”
Chris Calvert, Planning Director at Pegasus Group, added: “This site has regional significance and comes at a time when Yorkshire is seeing big new investment in film, media and creative industries. Creative businesses using the site will benefit from being able to work together more easily as well as benefit from affordable business space designed to support this type of work.
“The site is already home to a major studio complex and a recent influx of small creative businesses and with this new development we expect it will eventually support nearly 2,000 high quality jobs in creative, digital and media sectors.”
“The successful masterplan was developed through a multidisciplinary approach with Pegasus Group and the council coming together at strategic economic level to provide a framework for collaborative working.”