Situated at the heart of the motorway network, with the M1, A1 and M62 intersecting the district, Wakefield is one of the UK’s most accessible places. Offering access to a talent pool of 2.1 million people and 200,000 university students within a commutable 35-mile radius, businesses in the District can thrive and grow utilising this knowledge and expertise.
Wakefield Europort, a rail connected industrial and warehousing facility, is located at Castleford, and offers high-capacity rail and canal transport access as well as the adjacent M62 for road transport.
Home to thriving sectors including manufacturing, engineering and logistics, our connectivity gives these businesses the ability to be based in Wakefield and connected to the world.
London – under 2 hours Leeds – 14 minutes Newcastle – 102 minutes Sheffield – 31 minutes York – 43 minutes Manchester – 81 minutes Hull – 76 minutes Edinburgh – 193 minutes
Leeds - 12 Miles Sheffield - 27 Miles York - 33 Miles Manchester - 43 Miles Hull - 55 Miles Liverpool - 71 Miles London - 187 Miles Edinburgh - 216 Miles