Proposal for major logistics development in south Liverpool

Prinovis site

A former printing plant in south Liverpool is earmarked for demolition, to be repaced by a scheme that could provide up to one million sq ft of logistics space.

Earlier this year, in February, CBRE said it had acted on behalf of printer Prinovis to sell the freehold of its 627,217 sq ft former printing facility, which occupies a site of around 50 acres within Estuary Business Park, in Speke, to GB Europe, for a reported £22m.

In addition to the existing 627,217 sq ft facility, the site also has further expansion land of nearly 27 acres.

The site sits next to Speke’s global occupier base, which includes Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Seqirus and B&M.

Prinovis UK is owned by German parent company, Bertelsmann Marketing Services.

In 2022 it announced a managed shutdown of the Liverpool site due to market decline and huge increases in raw material costs, particularly in energy.

The deal was transacted last December and delayed until sign-off by the parent company.

Now, documents lodged with Liverpool City Council, reveal that GB Europe has lodged an environmental impact assessment application.

This would involve the demolition of the existing site to create new warehouse and office space, as well as substantial HGV and car parking facilities.

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