The developer has amended its application for an £80m industrial development in Stockport, with intentions to bring forward two of the expected 25 units before the rest of the development in response to “market conditions.”
The first unit is set to be 270,000 sq ft, and the second will be 135,000 sq ft. The remaining 25,000 sq ft is for adjoining office accommodation.
A hybrid planning application is set to be discussed at Stockport Council’s committee in April. Subject to approval, the other units would be brought forward in further planning applications.
The developer initially submitted this scheme as a full outline application in September.
The project would total 1.2m sq ft and is designed by AEW Architects. Unit sizes will range from 10,000 sq ft to 500,000 sq ft. The 76-acre site, which sits next to the existing Bredbury Industrial Estate, is allocated for employment use under the emerging Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.
On the amends, a representative of Quorum said: “The outline planning application for Bredbury Gateway has been amended to include detailed plans for two units, with the remainder of the scheme remaining in outline.
“The two units submitted in detail will provide 430,000 sq ft of commercial and industrial floorspace, including office accommodation, the widening and realignment of Bredbury Parkway, and the relocation of its junction with Ashton Road, along with the provision of other associated infrastructure.
“The decision to amend the application has been made in response to market conditions for the industrial sector, which has seen a high level of occupier interest in the plans for Bredbury Gateway. By submitting detailed plans for two units, the process of converting market interest into confirmed occupiers will be fast-tracked and help to provide some certainty around the site.”
Lichfields, Vectos, Ascerta, e3p, JLL, Lexington Communications, and Wardell Armstrong make up the professional team.