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Liberty brings forward 630,000 sq ft warehouse for Stobart

Working with planner GVA How and developer Liberty Properties, Eddie Stobart Logistics has outlined proposals to add to its existing facility in Warrington with a 630,000 sq ft warehouse.

The development is due to add to Eddie Stobart’s existing facilities at Stretton Green Distribution Park off Junction 9 of the M56 and Junction 20 of the M6, which currently covers 145,000 sq ft of logistics space.

The development is also set to add 480 permanent jobs at the site, as well as supporting 250 off-site employment opportunities, if approved by Warrington’s planning committee, which has not yet set a date to discuss the application.

The proposals have been designed by architect RGP.

Philip Morris of Liberty Properties said the scheme would add around £18m to the local area’s economy. “This is one of the largest projects we have taken on in the North West, and certainly one of the most important,” he said.

“At a time when warehousing jobs are disappearing from the area, securing planning permission would allow Eddie Stobart Logistics create hundreds of them.”

Alex Laffey of Eddie Stobart Logistics added: “We moved our headquarters to Warrington in 2014 and have invested heavily in our facilities, adding a training academy in 2016.

“This development would make a significant contribution to achieving our strategic growth objectives and supports our commitment to Warrington and to the Northern Powerhouse project.”

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