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KSDL has signed a joint venture agreement with Commercial Development Projects Limited, (CDP), of Elland to deliver The HD One scheme.

KSDL and CDP have created a joint venture company ‘The HD One Kirklees Limited’ which will build the scheme. The company will be chaired by Sir John Harman, previously both Chairman of KSDL and Leader of Kirklees Council.

KSDL has also been working exclusively with CDP’s sister company, Marshall Construction, on finalising the scheme.

A plan to deliver The HD ONE was presented to the Board of KSDL in May of this year. It predicts preparatory work starting straight away.

The total construction plan sees The HD One Leisure Scheme opening late in 2020. However, elements of the Scheme, such as additional car parking and the hotel, are expected to open earlier.

Gareth Davies, Managing Director of KSDL said: “It is very exciting to now be moving towards the delivery stage of The HD One.

“The scheme has required a huge amount of planning, including ensuring that we do not disrupt the operations of our various partners and tenants at the stadium.

“However, The HD One will provide Kirklees with a state of the art leisure destination facility that will pull people in from across the North. It will also create significant new employment.

“CDP are excellent and very experienced partners, whom we have been working with for some time. It is also very pleasing to be working with their sister company Marshall.

“Working with a local firm like them means that in addition to the permanent employment created, most of the construction jobs will be local as well. The Scheme is real and we are totally committed to making it happen”

Simon Marshall, Group Managing Director of Marshall said: “We are very happy to have entered a JV partnership with KSDL.”

“As I told the Board of KSDL, this is an excellent scheme and together we will make it a reality.”