Burberry to sell Leeds site
Burberry is abandoning plans to consolidate its trench coat manufacturing operation into the site it acquired in Leeds. It will instead sell on the land and retain its two existing manufacturing sites in Yorkshire which, between them, produce around 5000 of its signature coats every week.
"We can confirm that we have decided to sell the land we own in central Leeds. After a detailed review, we concluded that the site is not suitable to support our plans. We remain committed to Yorkshire and the UK, and as part of this we will continue to invest in our existing manufacturing operations in Castleford and Keighley, home to our iconic Burberry Heritage trench coat. We will also continue to grow our shared services centre in Leeds, which opened in 2017," commented Julie Brown, chief operating and financial officer, Burberry.