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Reasons to invest

Why Kirklees?

Part of West Yorkshire, Kirklees is strategically located at the heart of the UK and the centre of the Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield City Region triangle – a pivotal central location within the UK’s £339billion northern powerhouse.

We have range of cost-effective commercial and industrial property solutions for investors, including priority areas offering incentives for development of employment space.


Here’s why Kirklees is the perfect place to establish, grow, innovate and propel your business. 

Outstanding connectivity

  • Easy access to the M62, M1 & A1 motorways
  • Direct rail links to Manchester and Leeds in 30 minutes, through to London in 2 hours
  • Manchester and Leeds Bradford airports within 45 minutes
  • Seaports at Liverpool, Hull, Immingham and Teesport within 2 hours
  • Gigabit speed broadband across 80% of the district

And it’s getting even better, with £1 billion investment transforming road and rail networks across Kirklees!

Innovation Hubs

Established academic centres of excellence and innovation assets like the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, Textiles Centre of Excellence and National Physical Laboratory directly support research and development, accelerating innovation and transforming technologies in industry.

Investor incentives

West Yorkshire Life Sciences Investment Zone

Along the Huddersfield Station to Stadium Corridor, the West Yorkshire Life Sciences Investment Zone will benefit from a range of interventions which include skills training and business support. Innovators will benefit from proximity to the National Health Innovation Campus, which provides easy access to academia, research, and product testing.

Find out more about the Station to Stadium Enterprise Corridor.

West Yorkshire Spatial Priority Areas

Representing the largest or most strategic opportunities in West Yorkshire, Spatial Priority Areas showcase spaces for future investment, growth and environmental resilience across West Yorkshire to drive inclusive growth.  Investors have the potential to receive incentives to support the delivery of employment space.

In Kirklees, you’ll find Chidswell and Dewsbury Riverside, along with Huddersfield and Dewsbury Town Centres.

View the West Yorkshire Spatial Priority Areas Prospectus for more information.

Talent and Skills

Business and educators work together to shape future talent, delivering skills, training and apprenticeships aligned to industry needs. Seven West Yorkshire universities produce world-class research, and 34,000 skilled graduates every year.  Locally you’ll find:

Quality Living

Huddersfield, Dewsbury and surrounding areas offer a unique blend of urban and rural living.  Our friendly towns and villages are set in stunning Pennine and Peak District countryside, yet surprising close to the North’s major cities. 

Our places are steeped in history, with a rich cultural heritage, vibrant arts scene, independent shops, bars and restaurants. Excellent schools and leisure facilities, high performing colleges and leading universities combine with competitive gigabit broadband and affordable house prices to create an enviable lifestyle for all.

Just one of many websites shouting about our amazing area, check out Lets Go Huddersfield to get a flavour of Kirklees. Let’s Go Huddersfield | Huddersfield The Home Of Ambition

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