A mill complex, which has been regenerated over the last decade, is celebrating a milestone as the number of firms on site reaches a century.
The arrival of two new tenants at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley brings the total companies occupying space there to 100.
Fusion By Design Ltd and ATB Group UK Ltd have taken office space at Sandsgate and the 1912 Mill respectively.
During the past ten years, Sunny Bank Mills has been transformed into a modern office and mixed-use retail and leisure complex, creating more than 400 sustainable new jobs.
“It was over 100 years ago that a journalist in the Leeds Mercury wrote that when Sunny Bank Mills thrives, Farsley thrives. We believe that this is as true now as it was then and, in turn, Farsley has restored ours.
William Gaunt, who runs the mill with his cousin John, added: “We are delighted to welcome these two exceptional companies to Sunny Bank. Both have clients across the globe and have established superb reputations over the years. We are proud they have chosen our mill as their Yorkshire base.”
Paula Jepmond of Fusion By Design, an award-winning interior design company, said: “The 2,000 sq ft unit we have taken is absolutely perfect for our requirements and the local facilities just add to the attraction. We love the location and vibrancy of Farsley and believe Sunny Bank Mills to be the heart of the village.
“We are local so were always aware of the mill but the investment the Gaunt family has made is fantastic, giving this historic mill a new lease of life.”
Colin Zhang of ATB Morley, who have relocated from Stanningley, said: “The 1912 Mill is the landmark building of Sunny Bank Mills, with well-developed facilities and ample parking spaces. The glorious mill was founded in 1829 and has been redeveloped into a gorgeous complex; it’s the perfect place for ATB Morley, founded in 1897, to open our new chapter.”
ATB Morley specialises in the design and manufacture of heavy-duty motors for use in harsh operating conditions and is part of the ATB Group.