Westlands Royal London Fulshaw Park
The site sits across Alderley Road from the Royal London campus

Royal London brings Wilmslow resi site to market

Neil Tague

The insurance giant has released a site with outline consent for 60 homes to the west of Alderley Road.

The site sits directly opposite the Royal London campus on the road south of Wilmslow town centre. Colliers International is acting for the business on the disposal, which comes as part of the wider redevelopment of the campus area triggered by Royal London’s imminent move to Alderley Park, in the works since a deal with Bruntwood in 2017.

Billed as Westlands, the residential development site spans 9.1 acres. Colliers said it is inviting offers from housing developers who can “demonstrate an exemplary track record of acquiring and delivering similar opportunities”.

Mike Brassington, director of residential development at the firm, said: “Westlands represents an excellent opportunity for a housebuilder to acquire a ‘ready to go’ site in a desirable and well-established residential area.

“Being generally level and rectangular in shape the site naturally lends itself to development and will be attractive to housebuilders, whilst the prominent road frontage makes for a highly accessible site from both a construction and occupational perspective.”

A further residential plot to the north of the Fulshaw Park site has outline planning permission for 120 homes.

Colliers is advising Royal London on a redevelopment and disposal strategy for the wider Fulshaw Park campus, which is to be redeveloped to create a ‘living campus’ incorporating 183,000 sq ft of new office space pitched at occupies of all sizes: the scheme was approved by Cheshire East Council last year.

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Best area of the north.

By Dan

There will be problems with the traffic in and out of this area . The road will be grid locked with the extra traffic . This main road to Alderly Edge is already extremely busy especially at school pupils drop -off and collection times . Have the road planners been consulted about this potential problem ? Selling the land just for lining their pockets . Disgusting.

By Monica Macdonald .

Your observation of “Selling the land just for lining their pockets . Disgusting.“ is both uneducated and puzzling. As someone with a pension invested in Royal London, I am quite frankly delighted that the business is actively looking to generate a financial return to its investors. In the current uncertain world, I am pleased to see some positivity and new jobs being created.

By Mr Jones

Monica – do you really think that major developments are given planning permission without consulting highways authorities (‘road planners’) and doing lots of traffic modelling?

By urbanista

Wilmslow – the north’s answer to Essex, replete with equivalent reality TV show and inhabitants who labour under similar pretentious to being ‘posh’.

By No undercrackers

Looks ideal for residential next to the A34. Probably won’t stop the Wilmslow branch of the Cheshire NIMBY squad coming out in force and citing “highway concerns”.

By MrStateTheObvious