Two new deals have been completed at Sunny Bank Mills, the historic Yorkshire mill complex between Leeds and Bradford.

During the past 11 years Sunny Bank Mills, one of the most famous family-owned mills in Yorkshire, has been transformed into a modern office and mixed-use complex for the 21st century, creating nearly 500 sustainable new jobs.

The two new companies moving into Sunny Bank are PQS Tech Solutions, formerly based in Pontefract Lane, Leeds, which is taking high-quality space in No 10 The Mending Rooms, and David Yeadon Ltd, which is relocating from Bagley Lane, Leeds to the iconic 1912 Mill.

Andy Brooke, managing director of PQS Tech Solutions, explained the reasons for the company’s move.

“We like the mill, basically because it's such a nice place with a great sense of community. The extra parking spaces were a big selling point, as was the option of having anything from shared Wi-Fi to a direct fibre Internet connection.

“Landlords William and John Gaunt have been great. They are very accommodating when we have wanted to look round and they went go the extra mile to find the ideal office for us.

“As a business we have been going for 11 years. We run alongside the PQS Survey hire business and have previously just had space in their depots. The PQS Tech business model has changed quite drastically over the last 12 months and more of our staff are office based.

“Because of this, I wanted a nicer environment for them to be in every day. It's important for me that my staff are happy at work, and I do think that having such a friendly environment to work in every day is very positive for all of us.”

Meanwhile David Yeadon, owner and managing director of David Yeadon Ltd, explained that he had chosen Sunny Bank Mills for its sense of community and its facilities.

“I live locally and was aware of the history of Sunny Bank and its connection with the arts.”

“We are a Leeds based project management company and we pride ourselves on our expertise and experience across a range of building projects within the educational sector,” said David.

John Gaunt commented: “We are delighted to welcome PQS Tech Solutions and David Yeadon to Sunny Bank Mills. These deals are a resounding endorsement of the quality of our flagship 1912 Mill and of the historic Mending Rooms.

“Both companies have had a successful track record in recent years and we look forward to helping them to build on their success. They are joining a vibrant business and cultural community here at Sunny Bank, where I’m sure they will thrive.”

Other commercial space to let at Sunny Bank includes 977 sq ft in the 1912 Mill available from October, and 1,720 at 20 Spinning Mill, which is available immediately.

Sarah-Jayne Lishman, of Leeds-based marketing agents Dove Haigh Phillips, commented: “The owners of Sunny Bank Mills took the brave decision to invest heavily in their mill and this decision has paid dividends.
“This is one of the most significant mill regeneration projects in Yorkshire. Steeped in history and with massive potential, Sunny Bank Mills is now one of the prime business locations in the West Leeds area.”