Hundreds of jobs created in Denholme
With the recession forcing many businesses into closure and preventing some start-up businesses from ever taking off, a Bradford-based businessman is playing his part in helping to rejuvenate his local area.
Property entrepreneur, Nirmal Singh has faced the difficult times head-on and his recent purchase of a disused, abandoned site in Denholme has already brought prosperity back to the Bradford town.
Mr Singh and his family completed the 16 acre development, which has already brought 100 jobs to the area, with the potential for a further 200 in the future as the site aims to restore its efficiency back to its heyday.
Formally owned by the Whitaker manufacturing sector, and used solely as their premises, Mr Singh decided to break up the mass space into a multitude of separate commercial units including retail, commercial, manufacturing, industrial and storage space.
This decision has proved successful for the property developer who has now become the major employer for providing facilities in Denholme.
Mr Singh said he was ‘proud’ to have been able to bring the site back into use and help create job opportunities in a place which had been potentially forgotten about.
The acquisition of the site has also seen the major political parties come together to praise the project. Supported by the Bradford council and leader of the Conservative party, Glenn Miller, as well as the leader of the Labour party, David Green, the renovations have become a cross-party issue, whereby both groups support the site.
Mr Singh now has plans to turn the site into an energy efficient ‘green site’, by developing his own wind farm meaning electricity can be produced on-site making it cheaper for tenants and more environmentally friendly.
The Distribution Network Operator (DNO) have confirmed that if the grid allows it, they will also allow for a solar farm to be created and this will help generate one megawatt of potential energy which could be supplied and sold back into the grid to provide green energy back into Denholme.