Parcel depot on site in North Liverpool

Main contractor Galliford Try has started work on behalf of developer St Modwen to deliver a £12m depot for express delivery service, DPD (UK), on Sugarbrook Drive at Stonebridge Park.

St Modwen's agreement with Liverpool City Council will see a 69,000 sq ft parcel delivery facility built to service the Liverpool and Merseyside region.

The depot is expected to be completed by early 2016 and, following completion, DPD will take a 25-year lease. St Modwen will submit an application for a further phase of up to 70,000 sq ft of industrial units.

The Liverpool facility is one of three new sites that St Modwen is delivering for DPD, with depots currently being developed at Skypark in Exeter and Etruria Valley in Stoke on Trent.

Steven Knowles, regional director of St Modwen, said: "This scheme will not only bring investment and employment opportunities to the region, but also signifies the return to growth in Liverpool. Work beginning on site at Stonebridge Park is a big milestone and one of several key developments that demonstrate our continued commitment to the Merseyside area.

"Stonebridge Park enjoys strong transport links and is ideally located for DPD to serve the region. We look forward to delivering this depot for DPD and building on Stonebridge Park's appeal and demand with the further addition of new development for employment use."

Others occupiers at Stonebridge Park include Liverpool Mutual Homes, Eurofood and NSC.

The park fronts the A580 East Lancs Road in north Liverpool.

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