Specialist distribution space developer Bericote Properties is preparing a planning application for 1.4m sq ft in two warehouses at Florida Farm North next to Haydock Industrial Estate.
The proposals are to develop a 900,000 sq ft unit and another of 500,000 sq ft. Bericote said occupiers will be named after planning is secured.
The scheme could create as many as 2,500 jobs and generate £2m a year in business rate revenue for St Helens Council. The development would include office space, car parking, and vastly improved access to the industrial estate.
A consultation event is due to take place next week to offer residents and businesses the chance to view the proposals.
Keith Wilson, development director for Bericote Properties, said: “Bericote Properties is proud to be bringing forward plans for a £150m employment development at Florida Farm, creating a lasting legacy of jobs and investment for St Helens.
“Our consultation event will give local people an opportunity to find out more about the scheme. We look forward to hearing the views of local people and to working closely with the community so they can help us shape the proposals.
“We very much believe that this is great news for St Helens and is a sign of growing investor confidence in the town.”
A public exhibition of the plans is being held at ibis STYLES hotel, Haydock, from 2pm – 7pm on Thursday 26 May to give residents information about the proposals. Planning consultant Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners and other members of the development team will be on hand to answer questions. Following the consultation a planning application will be finalised and submitted to St Helens Council.
Leamington Spa-based Bericote Properties was founded in 2006 and has a Manchester office in Chancery Place. The firm has developed space for Ocado, Tesco, Rolls-Royce, Sainsbury’s and Asda among others.