Prime residential development land comes to market

An aerial view of the Westlands development site near Wilmslow

Mutual insurer Royal London has brought to market a prime residential development opportunity close to the sought-after town centre of Wilmslow, in Cheshire.

The site has outline planning consent for 60 new dwellings and spans around 9.1 acres.

Known as ‘Westlands’, the development boasts a prominent position to the west of Alderley Road directly opposite Royal London’s wider Fulshaw Park campus.

Acting on behalf of Royal London, Colliers International is inviting offers from housing developers who can demonstrate an exemplary track record of acquiring and delivering similar opportunities.

Mike Brassington, director of residential development at Colliers, said: “Westlands represents an excellent opportunity for a housebuilder to acquire a ‘ready to go’ site in a desirable and well-established residential area.

“Being generally level and rectangular in shape the site naturally lends itself to development and will be attractive to housebuilders, whilst the prominent road frontage makes for a highly accessible site from both a construction and occupational perspective.”

He added: “Fulshaw Park is located within walking distance from the highly desirable town centre of Wilmslow, which boasts a wide range of local amenities including excellent schools as well as high-end retail and leisure facilities.

“The site’s prominence on Alderley Road, the ‘Southern gateway’ to Wilmslow, means it also benefits from proximity to Alderley Edge, an equally desirable town within Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’.”

Colliers is also advising Royal London on a redevelopment/disposal strategy for the wider Fulshaw Park campus, following its announcement that it is to relocate to nearby Alderley Park by 2021.

The wider Fulshaw Park site will be redeveloped to create a ‘living campus’ incorporating 17,000 sq m of new office space, suitable for occupiers of varying sizes, with up to 1,100 car parking spaces and the creation of new pedestrian and cycle routes.

The northern part of the site has outline planning permission for a further 120 homes.