Work begins on 161,000 sq ft Birchwood Park warehouse scheme

Proposed Cavendish Warehouse scheme

Work has started on the latest speculative industrial development at Patrizia-managed out-of-town business destination Birchwood Park.

The latest development is set to bring 161,000 sq ft of warehouse space.

Construction began this month, with a view to completion in the first quarter of 2023.

The scheme will form the third phase of the park’s Cavendish Warehouse scheme and will be comprised of two 19,000 sq ft warehouses, a 29,000 sq ft warehouse and larger 94,000 sq ft warehouse.

The first phase of Cavendish Warehouse saw all units let within a year of completion.

Each of the four new warehouses will offer above industry average office content – up to 15% – and will be designed to support companies that need large industrial units to accommodate a range of uses.

The development will provide occupiers with versatile units to accommodate businesses looking for high quality, secure warehouse space, located in a community-centred environment, with the flexibility to increase office space as required.

Martin O’Rourke, commercial director at Birchwood Park, said: “This third phase of our Cavendish Warehouse development is a particularly exciting one, allowing us to plug the gap for premium, and much sought after, flexible industrial space of this size in the Warrington area.

“We’ve taken on board experience from initial phases of the development and placed an emphasis on greater flexibility to meet the needs of both current or future occupiers when it comes to adapting this industrial space.

“By obtaining planning consent for additional office space and producing adaptable designs which allow occupiers to easily configure the units to suit their own requirements, we’re able to offer the very best for those looking to join the established business community already based here at Birchwood Park.”

Once completed, new occupiers will join the likes of global medical diagnostics company, Werfen, and global manufacturer, BiSN, alongside British Engineering, Kleentex and Harris Group.

Each warehouse unit will feature a secure yard, on-site parking, and be situated within easy access of junction 11 of the M62. Occupiers will be able benefit from all the added amenities that come with being located on Birchwood Park – a free shuttle bus service to Birchwood station, discounted gym memberships, access to exclusive discounts and services via the Birchwood Park app, and its all-day ‘Meet Eat Work’ facility, the Engine Rooms.

Martin added: “We’re seeing a rise in demand from companies looking for industrial space which creates the right impression for their clients, and offers the best possible environment to attract and retain the best possible staff, and our Cavendish development does just that.”

Designed by architects AEW, Caddick Construction has been appointed as main contractors for the project, with Warrington Martin having been appointed as project managers and quantity surveyors.

BDP Structural has been appointed as structural engineers and the planning process was overseen by Turley’s, with Crookes Walker providing advice on M&E and Vectos providing highways advice. B8 Real Estate and JLL are joint agents acting on behalf of Birchwood Park.

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