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Fletcher Rae designed K2 to Kingmoor Park Properties. Credit: via planning documents

Approval for Kingmoor’s 1.1m sq ft logistics park in Carlisle

K2 will be capable of accommodating warehouses ranging from 30,000 sq ft to 600,000 sq ft now that outline planning permission has been secured.

Kingmoor Park Properties worked with architect Fletcher-Rae to develop the plans for the 83-acre site, part of the wider Kingmoor Park in Carlisle. These plans include the demolition of a wastewater treatment plant and an electrical substation to make way for the future logistics park.

Planning consultant WSP secured the outline approval from Carlisle City Council at the authority’s development control meeting last week.

The outline approval allows for the building of up to 1.1m sq ft of industrial projects. Kingmoor Park Properties said that future warehouses would be built to achieve a rating of BREEAM Excellent and EPC A+.

Well connected, K2 would sit by Junction 44 of the M6. It would be accessed by a new road from A689. Nearby Dukes Drive, which also provides access to other parts of Kingmoor Park, would be retained.

Neil McIntyre, managing director of Kingmoor Park Properties, said he was “delighted” by the council’s decision to approve the project.

“The outline consent on K2 will allow Kingmoor Park to deliver build-to-suit industrial and logistics opportunities,” McIntyre said.

He continued: “Its motorway access and excellent connectivity make it an ideal regional distribution hub; we have the land, the workforce, and a supportive local council who back our plans to attract new businesses and create jobs.

“When fully developed, K2 will provide over 1m sq ft of new industrial/logistics space, on a site with its own solar farm that can provide up to 3.5MW to occupiers and their green energy needs.”

K2, McIntyre said, is “what the future of logistics development in this country will look like”.

In addition to WSP and Fletcher Rae, the project team for K2 includes Sweco, Ramboll, Reform Landscape Architecture, G&T Project Management, Richard Boothroyd Associates, and Multi Utility UK.

Harlex Property is the development manager for K2.

Harlex managing director James Nicholson said: “The wider 1,100,000 sq ft planning permission at K2 Kingmoor will allow us to quickly deliver, modern industrial, logistics, and manufacturing facilities to meet the high demand in the marketplace.”

The agents for K2 are John Sullivan and Nathan Khanverdi of Colliers and Andrew Pexton and Rob Kos of JLL.

Part of K2 is already well underway – a separate planning application for a 62,800 sq ft depot on the site was approved in August. That depot has been pre-let to DPD. Caddick Construction started work on site in November. The distribution centre is set to complete in August.

Those looking to learn more about K2 can see the approved plans for themselves. The application’s reference number with Carlisle City Council is 22/0698.

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