Marshall Commercial progresses £65m Widnes warehouse

Plans have been submitted to Halton Council for the 545,000 sq ft logistics building, which would be located off Lovels Way and minutes away from Speke Road and the Knowsley Expressway.

An estimated 500 construction jobs would be created by the Marshall Commercial Development Projets’ scheme, according to the planning statement by Avison Young. Marshall’s sister company, Marshall Construction West Yorkshire, will be the principal contractor.

Avison Young predicts that, when operational, the warehouse could lead to £20m annually being injected into the local economy.

Marshall Commercial had set out its intention for the shed in February, teasing that it would be lodging a planning application soon.

The proposal from Marshall Commercial is set on a 55-acre plot of undeveloped land. The application breaks down into a 512,000 sq ft warehouse with 33,000 sq ft of office space. There would also be two security gatehouses, a vehicle wash facility, a pump house and an electricity substation.

The application calls for parking spaces for 380 cars, including 19 electric vehicle charging spaces and 38 that are designated affordable. There would also be 181 HGV trailer bays and 72 docking spaces for loading.

Marshall Commercial’s plans also include 102 cycle spaces.

The project is aiming to achieve a rating of BREEAM Excellent. Marshall Commercial hopes to accomplish this through sustainable reuse of soil and materials from the excavation process, as well as the reuse of any waste generated during construction. The project would also use materials with lower-embodied carbon when able and source materials locally.

The project team for the development includes Brooks Ecological, Orion Heritage, and Lighting Project Solutions. JPG is the flood risk assessor and Curtins is the transport consultant. E3P is in charge of noise strategy and BWB Consulting is leading on air quality. BMS Elland drew up the plans for the site.

B8 Real Estate is the letting agent for the property.

Looking to learn more about the scheme? The application’s reference number with Halton Council is 22/00152/FULEIA.

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