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Unit 3 of M6 Major in Haydock would comprise nearly 66,000 sq ft of industrial space. Credit: via planning documents

Bericote unveils next stage of £150m Haydock industrial

M6 Major, the major logistics project from Bericote Properties, has a new unit coming its way – provided the developer can secure planning permission.

St Helens Council granted permission to a hybrid application for the £150m M6 Major in 2017. The application granted approval for up to 1.4m sq ft of industrial space. M6 Major, which is located in Haydock, is already the home to a 361,000 sq ft Amazon shed and a 523,000 sq ft Kellogg’s warehouse.

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Proposed layout for Unit 3 at M6 Major. Credit: via planning documents

Lichfields has submitted a planning application on behalf of Bericote for Unit 3 at the St Helens industrial park. Unit 3 will be nearly 66,000 sq ft, with a 5,000 sq ft ancillary first-floor office.

Nestled into a triangular, six-acre site, Unit 3 will sit next to the car park of Kellogg’s logistics spot. Access to the site would be from Moore Parkway, which sits off the A580 and Haydock Lane junction.

While when M6 Major was initially approved in 2017 the site it occupied was Green Belt, that is no longer the case after the adoption of the St Helens Borough Local Plan this summer.

Under the plans by UMC Architects, Unit 3 at M6 Major would have six loading dock doors and two level access doors, alongside 65 car parking spaces. Of the 65, 14 would be for electric vehicles and four would be designated accessible. There would also be 36 cycle spaces and four spaces for motorcycles.

Bericote is targeting a BREEAM Outstanding rating for Unit 3, which the developer says will signify a £6m investment during its construction period. The building of Unit 3 would create 97 direct full-time construction jobs, according to Bericote.

In addition to Lichfields and UMC Architects, the project team for Unit 3 includes transport and mining risk consultant Hydrock, flood risk and drainage assessor Burrows Graham, noise and air quality consultant Tetratech, lighting expert MBA, and ecology, biodiversity, and landscape and visual impact assessment consultant FCPR.

The application’s reference number with St Helens Council is APP P/2022/0807/FUL.

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