New logistics facility to create up to 150 jobs

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Permission has been given for a 77,000 sq ft industrial scheme in Birstall.

P4 Planning, an independent consultancy providing commercial planning advice, has helped to secure approval for the development.

Consent was granted to Mileway, a pan-European last mile logistics real estate company and will pave the way for the transformation of land at Norquest Industrial Estate, creating a strategic new hub for industrial, storage and distribution tenants. The scheme has the potential to create up to 150 new jobs.

The proposed units comprise two self-contained buildings and a third building divided into two smaller units.

Thomas O’Kane, senior planner at P4 Planning, said: “Planning approval paves the way for work to commence, a decision which will help attract new business and investment to the community.

“Sustainability is at the heart of this proposal and the plans will transform the site into a modern, attractive business location.”

James Chasen, senior asset manager at Mileway, added: “We are excited to have secured planning approval for this new scheme and look forward to its development.

“The existing site will be completely transformed to provide high-quality, sustainable last-mile space for customers, whilst supporting the local economy with the potential to create up to 150 jobs.”

The planning team includes AEW Architects, transport consultants Vectos and Savills.

Mileway has the largest portfolio of last mile logistics properties in Europe, with more than 1,400 assets across the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the Nordics.