Cheshire Green Employment Park, Phillip Posnett, p Inform Communications

Cheshire Green Employment Park has planning permission for nearly 1.5m sq ft of industrial projects. Credit: via Inform Communications

Cheshire road to unlock 100 acres for industrial projects

Main contractor Jones Bros will expand a spine road within Cheshire Green Employment Park in Wardle to enable the full delivery of nearly 1.5m sq ft of warehouses.

Cheshire Green Employment Park is the vision of landowner Phillip Posnett of Haughton Estate. Posnett secured planning permission for approximately 1.5m sq ft of open storage and logistics schemes on the 150-acre site in 2013 from Cheshire East Council.

The one-kilometre road, half of which is already complete, marks the second phase of the endeavour. The park sits off A51 and is within easy distance of Crewe, Chester, and Warrington. Development plots for this second phase are available and range from two to 20 acres in size.

The first phase has seen considerable interest, with Cobalt Systems joining as the latest tenant. The company has taken a 10-year lease for 17,200 sq ft. The unit Cobalt is leasing belongs to PropSco, which purchased two units totalling 28,500 sq ft earlier this year.

With the Cobalt agreement, the units are now both let – with Martin Renewables Solutions taking the other.

Other tenants at the park include TimCo, TGE Group, Unette, Barnes Distribution, Boughey Distribution, Fabuloso, and Rowlinson Timber.

Only two units in the first phase remain unlet. One is 22,500 sq ft. The other is still being constructed by developer Spitfire and is 32,270 sq ft.

Legat Owen and Fisher German are the joint agents on the project.

“There are few options available in Cheshire for businesses looking for industrial space,” said Matthew Pochin, director at Legat Owen.

“Cheshire Green has helped to fill that void and this additional 100-acre site will help to attract more growing organisations such as Cobalt Systems, who is relocating from Crewe Business Park where there was no opportunity to grow.”

Avison Young is the project manager on the spine road element of Cheshire Green.

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The scheme should never have had planning as the A51 is no more than a country lane and was never designed for high volumes of heavy lorries.

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