Bringing Festive Cheer to Playhouse Square

We’ve been so excited for the launch of ‘Together Again’ – a new temporary installation located in Playhouse Square at our SOYO site in Leeds, designed by Emma Hardaker and Jameson Rogan. 

With the help of Leeds City Centre Management, we’ve commissioned the festive installation for the prime spot between Leeds Playhouse and Leeds City College, which forms the gateway to our SOYO project. Both Emma and Jameson’s work is typically graphic in style and takes reference from mid-century design, pattern and type.

They were inspired by traditional Christmas wrapping paper patterns and decided to use the tag line ‘Together Again’, as they felt it was a sentiment shared by all this Christmas! Emma’s work can also be seen across the city a series of banners on Regent Street and for MAPP charity in Mabgate.

2020 has brought challenges that nobody could predict and it’s a huge thank you to our stakeholders, neighbours and the hundreds of Caddick Group team members onsite – that work has progressed safely and efficiently at SOYO.

SOYO 1 Year On

We are thrilled to share the progress we’ve made on the £300 million SOYO project. December marks 1 year since work commenced, and we want to thank the entire team who continued working safely and efficiently throughout. A combination of the Caddick Developments, Caddick Construction and Moda Living teams have ensured that Phase 1 is still on track for completion in 2022 despite the uncertainty of this year.

The aim has always been to create a neighbourhood that cares about the wider-community – especially by supporting local businesses, creating jobs and encouraging local charitable initiatives.

Prior to lockdown we invited Level 3 Built Environment students from Leeds College of Building to see the development, and also spoke with pupils of all ages at schools around the city. It’s important for us to show the future generation of opportunities that are available in the construction and development industries.

Leeds Valley Park Planning Submitted

We are thrilled to have submitted planning for our new project – Leeds Valley Park. The site will include a large industrial and logistics hub, including 6 medium to large units with associated external provisions. These include service yards, car parking and plenty of landscaping to help set the development into its surroundings.

With extensive experience developing similar projects, we are confident that Leeds Valley Park is the perfect location for a new logistics hub. The site is conveniently located between J44 of the M1 and J7 of the M621, and only a 15-minute drive from Leeds city centre.

We are confident this will provide a huge boost to the local economy and create up to 500 new jobs. Work is expected to commence on site approximately July 2021.

Planning Submitted for Farington Park

Exciting progress for Farington Park as we submit plans for a new 612,500 sq. ft logistics hub.

The site is conveniently located on the transport network, a few minutes’ drive from the M6, M65 & M61 motorways, and adjacent to Lancashire Business Park. Units will be available from 30,000 sq. ft – 500,000 sq. ft and ideally suited to logistics, distribution and manufacturing occupiers.

With over 40 years’ experience in developing commercial projects, we are proud to have a track record in redeveloping sites such as this and are confident that it will be beneficial for the whole community. The project is expected to create approximately 830 full-time jobs after completion and around 420 full-time jobs during construction.

Support for Award-Winning Playhouse


In the midst of the Covid crisis we’re happy to report that Leeds Playhouse are continuing to win awards, both for their fantastically refurbished building as well as their brilliant creative output.

In 2020 we were due to launch our joint Families Partner initiative, so this latest award– best age friendly cultural organisation – is great news.

This summer, with venues up and down the country still forced to shut, we’re proud to shout about our continued support for this Yorkshire arts powerhouse. We’re looking forward to a time when we can work together to do this initiative justice.

Bringing Quarry Hill to Life

We are pleased to say that SOYO recently collaborated with Leeds City Council on their Street Stories Project.

Led by Found Fiction, Street Stories is a street literature project which celebrated Quarry Hill voices past, present and future. As part of Street Stories, a team of Leeds writers wrote super-short stories which were displayed in public spaces, abandoned areas and prominent venues across Quarry Hill.

A large vinyl was placed at the SOYO site – an exciting way to increase footfall around the local area and inspire the local community.

Shortlisted Developer of the Year

We are excited to announce that Caddick Developments have been shortlisted for Developer of the Year at the Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2020.

The awards bring together people and businesses that have designed, developed, funded, built and continue to manage the built environment from all over the region.

The nomination reflects all the hard work from the team at Caddick Developments over the past year, especially with a challenging start to 2020! We congratulate our fellow nominees and look forward to being at the event in April 2021.

Caddick supports Land Aid

The Caddick Group are pleased to say we have raised over £10,000 for LandAid and have been awarded the top fundraising team award as a result.

Each year LandAid give around £2 million in grants to charities right across the country. Mainly funding capital projects to renovate existing or create new safe, secure and affordable accommodation for young homeless people.

The Caddick team completed the #QuarenTen challenge by either walking 10k, running 10k, or running 10 miles – a great effort from all within the group. We hope this will help to contribute to ending youth homelessness.

Wakefield515 breaks ground

Wakefield515, is a partnership between Panattoni & AEW and signifies one of the sectors’ largest commitments since the emergence of the Covid-19 Global Pandemic. The unit is anticipated to be ready for occupation in Q2 2021.