Outline planning granted for Logicor’s 360,000 sq ft Widnes warehouse and industrial facilities
Logicor, one of the largest owners and operators of modern logistics and distribution properties in Europe, announces that outline planning permission has been granted for up to 360,000 sq ft of new industrial and warehouse facilities in the South Liverpool area, at Liberty Park Widnes on Newstead Road, Widnes, UK.
The 18-acre site can accommodate purpose built high specification industrial and distribution units up to 360,000 sq ft and lies adjacent to a new 108,091 sq ft warehouse which is available for immediate occupation. Logicor have appointed Stoford as Development Managers at Liberty Park Widnes.
Widnes is located in the north west of the UK, with direct access to the national motorway network via the Knowsley Expressway at the heart of South Liverpool’s thriving employment zone.
Tom Blakely, Director, Asset Management at Logicor, comments: “This project is an exciting opportunity to bring forward new, high-quality logistics buildings in a strategically important location. The area is acknowledged both regionally and nationally as a premier location for a wide variety of businesses, as well as for the UK’s fastest growing airport, Liverpool John Lennon, and it is set for further growth with the recent opening of Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. With a skilled labour pool of 670,000 people and currently 264,000 employed in the manufacturing industry, there remains immediate access to a wide labour force in the region.”
Dan Gallagher, Joint Managing Director, Stoford, says: “Liberty Park Widnes has the potential to bring jobs and inward investment to an area that continues to rapidly develop. This is the only fully serviced site of its size in the south Liverpool area, which benefits from excellent transport links and a willing workforce on the doorstep to fulfil any employment requirements. Stoford has a proven track record of delivering high-quality accommodation that is attractive to major manufacturing and logistics companies and we look forward to working with Logicor to bring these exciting plans to fruition.”
DTRE and Avison Young are instructed as letting agents on both the existing building and the new warehouse.