The developer will begin work on the first phase of its Future Carrington regeneration scheme in November, following reserved matters approval for a 210,000 sq ft speculative industrial development.
Trafford Council approved the application for Carrington Gateway, the first phase of the project, which will return employment use to a 19-acre site fronting Manchester Road. Himor is to develop six detached industrial units, ranging from 11,000 to 104,000 sq ft, to be ready to occupy from summer 2019.
The overall Carrington project will see the site once dominated by a Shell oil refinery redeveloped into 725 homes, 1m sq ft of employment space and 10,000 sq ft of retail.
Mark Booth, managing director of Himor, said: “The creation of these units will return employment use to the site and marks the first stage in bringing to life our long-term vision for Carrington as a thriving business location, alongside a vibrant residential community.
“Given the lack of high spec, mid-sized industrial space in South Manchester, Carrington Gateway is exceptionally well placed, at the right time, to meet growing demand from occupiers.”
Himor’s plans for the area were last year subject to a legal battle with rival developer Peel, which called for a judicial review into the planning consent last year. Peel’s concerns centred around its belief that Himor should contribute to the Western Gateway Imrpvoement Scheme, but its appeal against Trafford Council was dismissed by the High Court.