Peel gets go-ahead for Knowsley 800

Peel Logistics has secured outline planning permission for up to 800,000 sq ft of manufacturing and distribution space at Knowsley Industrial Park.

Peel is advised by Indigo Planning and AEW Architects, with AEW designing three illustrative layout options for the site.

Occupiers could take a single unit of 800,000 sq ft, or there could be two or three units totalling 720,000 sq ft built on the plot.

Knowsley Industrial Park accommodates around 600 businesses over 900-acres of land.

The 37-acre Knowsley 800 site is the largest on the park. It has been vacant since September 2012.

Matthew Fitton, director of development at Peel Logistics, said: “The outline planning consent gives Peel Logistics the ability to deliver warehousing and distribution facilities of up to 800,000 sq ft in one single unit. In addition, we will be shortly be instructing a £1.2m groundworks contract to bring the site forwards for development which will essentially create an ‘oven-ready’ land opportunity and allows us to offer the occupational market competitive timescales for the delivery of new design and build facilities. We recognise this is essential in securing occupiers and have therefore fully committed to this strategy at Knowsley 800.”

The consultant team includes Zerum, TTHC, Ecology Solutions, DBK, Shepherd Gilmore, Wardell Armstrong, Christians Environmental, and e3p.

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