Mere Grange in St Helens

Langtree signs Miller at Mere Grange

Developer Langtree has secured the first letting for its new business park in St Helens.

Construction business, Miller Construction (UK), has taken a 3,316 sq ft office on a five-year lease. The company is part of The Miller Group, the UK's largest privately owned construction, property development and housebuilding business.

Frank Joyce, area director of Miller, said: "The decision to relocate from Manchester to St Helens was made easier by both Mere Grange's excellent location which allows access to the North West motorway links and also the high quality of the offices and the surrounding landscaping."

The first phase has seen Langtree, through a joint venture with national regeneration agent English Partnerships, deliver 54,000 sq ft in 10 speculative buildings.

Jayne Furnival, senior property manager of Langtree, said: "A further 3,400 sq ft is under offer and we hope to have a second occupier imminently. There has been strong interest in both the remaining buildings and the design and build opportunities, and we are in discussions with a number of occupiers.

"Our aim is to bring new jobs and opportunities to St Helens and Mere Grange has been designed to meet the exacting standards of modern occupiers."

Langtree has consent for a further 300,000 sq ft, which it said will be brought forward in phases on either a speculative or bespoke basis depending on demand.

Mere Grange is located off the A570 St Helens Linkway, close to Junction 7 of the M62.

Agents for Mere Grange are Keppie Massie and King Sturge's Manchester office.

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