Farsley: Two new companies sign up at ex-Emmerdale mills

Sunny Banks Mills Farsley
Venue: Farsley's Sunny Banks Mills

Two expanding companies have signed new deals at the thriving Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, where YTV’s Emmerdale and Heartbeat were filmed.

During the past seven years Sunny Bank Mills, one of the most famous family-owned mills in Yorkshire, has been transformed into a modern office complex for the 21st century. It is now home to more than 70 companies, who employ a total of 355 staff.

One of the new tenants, who has signed a new three-year lease, is PAV IT Services, which provides IT, Cloud and Data services to businesses across the UK and has a large number of well-known corporate clients.

Managing director Jason Fry explained that PAV IT’s head office was near Brighton and the move to 11 The Mending Rooms at Sunny Bank Mills was designed to support the company’s growth in the north. He said:

“This is an exciting move and we are delighted to be expanding into such hi-spec, high-quality offices at Sunny Bank Mills. We are proud to welcome our clients to the Mending Rooms.

“The community at Sunny Bank Mills is fantastic, as is the location. It’s a bonus to have on-site parking, too, and the landlords, John and William Gaunt, couldn’t have been more helpful,” said Mr Fry. “All in all, this is an excellent move for us.”

Meanwhile video production company Fresh Cut have relocated from The Mending Rooms to the larger space that includes a video studio and production offices at The Spinning Mill at Sunny Bank Mills.

Creative Director Rick Frier said:

“It’s great to combine our Leeds Production office with our studio space here at Sunny Bank Mills. Having all of our Leeds team together in such an inspirational space means that we can be much more responsive to productions often working to extremely fast-turnarounds.

“Sunny Bank is a fantastic place, it offers us a large cost effective space which would just not be achievable in the city centre. The landlords are very supportive and reactive to our needs. The community feel and fantastic shops and restaurants in Farsley make it the ideal hub for ambitious independent businesses.”

John Gaunt, joint managing director of Edwin Woodhouse, the owners of Sunny Bank Mills, said:

“These are exciting times at Sunny Bank Mills. We will shortly embark on the demolition of redundant buildings on site, opening up our historic mil complex and paving the way for future development.”


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