1 million ft² Northwest scheme proposed
Parkside Regeneration, a joint venture between St Helens Borough Council and developer Langtree has submitted planning proposals for a 1 million ft² warehouse scheme on the former Parkside colliery in Newton-le-Willows, St Helens in the Northwest.
A reserved matters planning application has been submitted for the first phase of development that will include two speculatively built units of 367,700ft² and 198,100ft².
Details of a 227,400ft² third unit are also being submitted as part of the reserved matters application. The Secretary of State granted outline consent for the wider Parkside site in late 2021.
John Downes, Chair of the Parkside Regeneration Board and Chief Executive of Langtree, said: “The scale of the project and our desire to deliver a best-in-class development across the board means this has necessarily been a lengthy process. It’s been worth the hard work because what we are proposing far exceeds anything I’ve seen in the logistics arena.
“Every detail, from energy efficiency and supply, to landscaping, site layout, and lighting has been carefully thought-through so that potential occupiers can be satisfied that they are bringing their brand to a suitable home.
“Major occupiers are increasingly putting head office functions in key distribution hubs, and we recognise the importance of the office areas as places for people, and the relevance of building design to facilitate health, wellbeing, and productivity.
“We have therefore reflected this by upgrading our office specifications within each building, as well as the façade treatments that go with them. It will mean a wider range of jobs available for local people, with higher salaries and different career paths, too.”