Toyoda Gosei, a Toyota company, is to build its first European factory in Rotherham. The £32m, 18,580 sq m (200,000 sq ft) factory will produce rubber seals for car doors and windows for Toyota car plants in Derbyshire and northern France.
Not only might there be a chance to spot a visiting star emerging from the stage door of the Theatre Royal on the other side of the street, but there is also an opportunity to see how a plain Grainger Town building can be made to work as an office. ...
Office occupiers would be wise to plan well ahead as there is a lack of HQ schemes available and an 18-month waiting list for new build. But thanks to Yorkshire's extensive motorway network, out-of-town locations are becoming increasingly viable options.
Graham Hall is preparing to do battle with Europe and, as a former fitter's mate, he is happy to get his hands dirty. The RDA chairman and chief executive of Yorkshire Electricity is convinced the county will win – as long as the playing field is level.
The trend is expected to continue, though the dwindling supply of modern, good-quality properties and a lack of development activity are making it increasingly difficult to satisfy clients' requirements.