Work starts on £8m Riverview Business Park scheme
Redsun Projects has started construction on its new £8m development at Riverview Road, Bromborough.
The Wirral project will include a new 70,000 sq ft headquarters for Oh Polly, the online fashion retailer.
The new Oh Polly building will be completed in Spring of 2020 and once fully operational could employ up to 500 staff.
Liverpool-based Redsun has appointed Portal Construction NW as main contractors to deliver the Riverview Business Park industrial scheme, along with a design team consisting of C4 Projects, Muir Associates and Crookes Walker Consulting.
The development comprises three units totalling 115,000 sq ft.
Redsun acquired the seven-acre Riverview Road site from Wirral Borough Council.
The site sits within the Wirral International Business Park which is already home to a number of high-profile occupiers, including Smylie, Evoke Creative, Regal Wholesale and Meyer Prestige.
Redsun Projects director, Craig Booton, said: “We are very happy to be working again with Oh Polly and to be part of their amazing growth and success.
“We have developed half a million sq ft of industrial space on the Wirral over the last few years, all of which is fully let, so we are excited to be able to create more high-quality commercial space for the thriving Wirral business sector.”
He added: “Riverview Business Park will be our third development on Riverview Road, and with the great location we believe it will be the best so far.
“Oh Polly’s commitment reinforces our view that this is a great place to develop.”
Oh Polly managing director, Mike Branney, said: “We are thrilled to be able to partner with Redsun for the second time in 24 months with their new Riverview development.
“Oh Polly’s new custom-built fulfilment facility will see the creation of hundreds of jobs in the Wirral across a range of e-commerce and operational roles.
“We are excited to watch the site develop over the next six months and kick-off 2020 with a fantastic new high-spec site that can accommodate our ambitious growth plans over the next three years.”
B8 Real Estate and Legat Owen are instructed as agents for the Riverview Business Park development.