The developer plans to create Meridian 6, a £70m employment park south of Lancashire Industrial Estate in Ashton-in-Makerfield.
Glenbrook’s scheme is designed by AEW Architects, and Gerald Eve is the planning consultant. SGI is the civil and structural engineer for the project.
The development would feature 625,000 sq ft of logistics space across a range of up to 12 small to medium sized units.
The 40-acre site off Bolton Road has been allocated for employment use in Wigan Council’s unitary development plan since 2006.
Glenbrook predicts Meridian 6 could create up to 1,200 jobs.
Subject to planning approval, the developer aims to start on site in the new year.
Dan Symonds, development manager at Glenbrook, said: “Demand for industrial space is at an all-time high outstripping supply. Meridian 6 will provide much needed new accommodation whilst helping to secure new jobs and attract further investment to this area of Greater Manchester.”
Dominic Page, associate at Gerald Eve, added: “Meridian 6 represents the last remaining strategic allocated employment site without planning permission in Wigan.
“Meridian 6 will also help to reduce the pressure for development on unallocated and Green Belt sites in Wigan as developers struggle to find enough land to satisfy continued strong market demand.”
The submission of plans for Meridan 6 comes at a time of extremely high demand for industrial space in the North West, exacerbated by the rapid growth of e-commerce during the pandemic.
Last month, Tritax Symmetry was granted consent for a 1.4m sq ft industrial scheme on Green Belt land close to Junction 25 of the M6 in Wigan.