Liverpool2 effect apparent with £20m logistics development

Fri, July 14th, 2017

Further evidence Liverpool2 development is boosting local logistics sector

Further evidence that Peel Ports’ £400m Liverpool2 development is boosting the local logistics sector has become apparent this week after a new £20m development was unveiled.

Hundreds of jobs could be created at a new logistics hub close to the Port of Liverpool - with a major pre-let already in the bag.

Developer Chancerygate has secured planning consent for Mersey Reach, a 212,000 sq ft development at Dunningsbridge Road.

It will comprise six self-contained industrial and logistics units ranging from 12,000 sq ft to 60,000 sq ft. A 36,000 sq ft unit has been pre-let to Grafton Group to trade as a Selco Builders Warehouse.

Close to port

The 13.5 acre site is close to Peel Ports’ recently launched Liverpool2 deepwater port and was the former Peerless Edible Oils factory, which closed more than 20 years ago.

Peel Ports, a member of Liverpool & Sefton Chamber, claims Liverpool2 could revolutionise the UK logistics sector by attracting imports that currently come through Southern UK ports to the Mersey.

Plot sale

Chancerygate has also pre-sold a two-acre plot on the front of the site to Euro Garages, which will build it out as petrol filling station and a convenience store plus a drive-thru Starbucks coffee store.

Mike Walker, development director for the firm in the North West, said: “We have worked closely with Sefton Council to provide a scheme that will deliver much needed employment space in the area.

New jobs

“The two occupiers that we have already secured will create 130 new jobs and we anticipate that the scheme as a whole could ultimately provide more than 375 jobs.

“The site was identified as a strategic Employment Site in the Sefton Local Plan and together with Sefton Council, we have created a scheme on a key gateway site that meets both their and our aspirations.”

Planning consultant for Chancerygate was Savills and the appointed architect is Fletcher Rae. CBRE and B8 Real Estate are the retained agents.
 

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