Basford West Crewe

Double warehouse consent at Basford West

Charlie Schouten

After acquiring the plot from Goodman in April, Peel Logistics Property has secured approval to build two warehouses totalling nearly 136,000 sq ft at the strategic development site near Crewe.

Cheshire East’s planning committee has given unanimous approval for two buildings of 92,500 sq ft and 43,300 sq ft at the site, and following approval, PLP is looking to start on site imminently with the aim of having the scheme completed by next summer.

The wider Crewe Commercial Park at Basford West has outline permission for more than 1m sq ft of employment space, primarily industrial, storage and distribution, as well as a new spine road linking to the A500.

Plots two and three of Basford West are subject to a separate application which is yet to be considered by the council. This was put forward in 2018 and is for a 389,000 sq ft HQ warehouse-style building.

Enabling and infrastructure works are largely complete, clearing the site for future development. Knight Frank are the agents for PLP’s properties at Basford West. PLP is a joint venture between Peel Logistics Property and Ivanhoe Cambridge.

The wider area around the A500 is set to see a series of major developments with Onward Homes and Lane End building 447 houses at Basford East. This plot was sold by Lane End to Onward in June this year; under the terms of the deal, Lane End will act as contractor to deliver the scheme.

Muse and The Witter Trust also obtained planning consent for a mixed-use plot features 325 homes and 110,000 sq ft of commercial space. Muse subsequently sold the residential land to Homes England last year.

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