Bid to create new industrial units would support 150 jobs

Huyton Trade Park plans

Plans for new industrial units have been submitted which could create 150 jobs in Knowsley.

Acting on behalf of the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation, the Derwent Group has submitted the application for the redevelopment of a former biscuit factory on Huyton Trade Park.

The scheme comprises 24 units totalling 62,500 sq ft of industrial space, with units ranging in size from around 1,200 sq ft to more than 7,500 sq ft.

The modern industrial units will be built to a high specification and offer flexible space to the local market.

With large sectional loading doors and six metre eaves, the units will cater for a range of industrial and logistics uses.

Andy McCormack, senior asset manager at the Derwent Group, said: “We have worked closely with Knowsley Council to create a scheme that will enhance the area as well as provide a vital boost to the local economy with a projected impact of about £5.8m per annum and significant job creation.

“Huyton benefits from excellent connectivity, located only a few minutes from Tarbock junction, which links the M62 and M57 motorways.

“The scheme would provide much needed modern industrial space in this sought-after location to meet the pent-up demand of local and national occupiers.”

He added: “Subject to planning approval, the units will be built speculatively and we aim to start on site later this summer.”

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