Network Space picked for Cheadle industrial scheme
Stockport Council has selected the company as development manager for the proposed 110,000 sq ft Bird Hall Lane project.
Network Space Developments’ appointment follows a procurement exercise during which the council sought bids from developers that could “demonstrate market-leading, high environmental technologies and performance.”
Stockport is targeting a BREEAM ‘outstanding’ or ‘excellent’ certificate for Cheadle Eco Park.
The scheme will see Network Space redevelop a seven-acre industrial site close to Junction 2 of the M60 into low-carbon industrial estate.
A planning application for the project is due to be submitted this summer.
Catherine Chilvers, development director at Network Space, said: “We look forward to forging a successful partnership with Stockport Council and the Cheadle Town Board to bring forward a transformational new scheme for the Borough that is market-leading in terms of low carbon and sustainability credentials.
“The commercial expertise and development experience of Network Space Developments alongside the ambition and commitment of the Council provides an exciting and unique opportunity to deliver an environmentally exemplar development for the borough.”
Network Space is currently undertaking a similar project in Altrincham where the company is redeveloping the former Cartwright trailer manufacturing site into 205,000 sq ft of industrial space.
Cheadle Eco Park will benefit from a £4.4m chunk of Stockport’s £13m Town Fund award.
Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to provide a new employment zone which will bring new jobs to the area with a core focus on the environment, sustainability and opportunities for clean energy generation.
“This project will be an important aspect of our economic plan and in our work on CAN (Climate Action Now). Working alongside NSD will enable us to pursue an exemplar design in an industrial market which has typically lagged behind other sectors regarding sustainability.”