Developer St Modwen has outlined proposals for the first phase of Chamberhall Business Park in Bury, which will feature 130,000 sq ft of employment space off the A58.
St Modwen was first picked as development partner by Bury Council for the project in June 2016, following a procurement process starting in January of that year, and has now submitted an application for the site after signing an agreement with the council.
The first phase features 130,000 sq ft of employment and industrial space split between units ranging from 2,500 sq to 24,000 sq ft; these will be positioned in three terraces off a central boulevard. There will also be two larger detached units, and a serviced development plot for design-and-build requirements.
Overall, there are 16 units: six of 11,000 sq ft; one of 24,000 sq ft, one of 16,000 sq ft, four of 2,500 sq ft, two of 7,500 sq ft, and two of 5,000 sq ft.
The developer is being advised by a professional team including Pozzoni Architects, Pinsent Masons, NJL Consulting, Atkins, Hopkins Coates, and Rodgers Leask. The agents for the scheme are Nolan Redshaw and Knight Frank.
David Nuttall, senior development manager at St. Modwen, said: “The submission of this planning application is the culmination of the significant investment we have made to date on Chamberhall Business Park.
“The Development Agreement was only recently completed so we believe that making this application so quickly thereafter is a signal of our intention to make Chamberhall Business Park happen.
“The scheme we are proposing will deliver a new high quality business destination in Bury and we are encouraged by the feedback we have already had from local occupiers.”
Cllr Rishi Shori, leader of Bury Council, said: “We are fully committed to ensuring that businesses can flourish in Bury, creating jobs and bringing investment into our borough. We have embarked on a number of exciting regeneration schemes and there are many more to come, as we deliver growth and ensure that Bury continues to prosper.”