North Lincolnshire

Former Lincolnshire RAF base to be turned into business park

Owners of a former military base are turning part of it into a business park with the hope of creating more jobs.

Lincoln-based Banks Long & Co and Clark Weightman of Hull are hopeful that flexible buildings will attract the attention of relocating and expanding companies at Hurricane Industrial Park, part of RAF Kirton in Lindsey.

Three former hangers and a separate modern building will offer businesses working and office accommodation.

The buildings on the airfield were sold off by the Ministry of Defence in 2013 and include a warehouse unit which is more than 42,000 sq ft and hangers from 41,000 to 44,000 sq ft.

Permission for change of use of three buildings has been given by North Lincolnshire Council and an application awaiting consent for the remainder is underway.

Simon Weightman, director of Clark Weightman said: “We are confident that Hurricane Industrial Park will be attractive to potential occupiers, due to the quality of space being offered and its close proximity to the A15.

“We have dealt with similar former RAF accommodation recently and this has proved popular.

“We are mindful of the fact that other Northern Lincolnshire warehousing locations currently have high occupancy levels and there are few opportunities in the market at the present time for occupiers requiring this level of space.”