The decision by the City of York Council to award a Grade A rating to Clifton Park Business Park has been described has “a resounding endorsement of a great business location” by a York property consultant.
Andrew McBeath, the managing director of York-based McBeath Property Consultancy, said the Grade A rating was “richly deserved” and underlined the quality of the park.
He was responding to the City of York Council’s draft assessment of the total office stock within the council’s area, which will shortly be available as a public document.
As part of this process, the council has individually graded all office premises and is now seeking views from the local property industry on this data.
Coun James Alexander, leader of the City of York Council, said: “Our review of all the office stock is the most comprehensive ever undertaken in York and will assist us in the marketing of the city and to ensure that we have quality office accommodation available for our existing businesses and for all prospective businesses thinking of relocating to York.
“Clifton Park Business Park has been given a grade A rating, which reflects its quality and its position as an important part of the York offer.”
Mr McBeath said: “York has just been named the second-most talented in the UK in a Santander survey and is proving increasingly popular for firms wanting to relocate. Clifton Park Business Park is one of the jewels in York’s office crown and has attracted some first-class businesses and household names since it first opened.
“This Grade A rating is a telling reminder of its quality and will put it well and truly on the map.”
Chris Pearson, of Newcastle-based Gavin Black and Partners, co-marketing agents of the park, said: “Clifton Park is a great success story. We are providing high-specification modern office accommodation with excellent parking facilities in a green, attractive and mature woodland landscape and we can offer flexible space for small to medium-sized businesses upwards.
“We believe that we have a better quality product than any of the other business parks in the out- of -town York market.”
Occupiers of Clifton Park include the Human Support Group, NFU Mutual Balfour Beatty, Signalling Solutions, and Cellhire. There is also a Premier Inn and the Dormouse public house at the entrance of the park, providing leisure recreational facilities for occupiers and visitors alike.