Travis Perkins site at Omega North

Travis base at Omega gains consent

Simon Donohue

Consent has been granted for a 700,000 sq ft regional logistics centre for the Travis Perkins Group at Omega Warrington's Omega North site.

The £35m centre will is being built on behalf of Travis Perkins by Omega Warrington and will provide a hub for the delivery of goods to wholesale and retail outlets across the region.

The outline terms of the deal were announced and agreed between OWL and the Travis Perkins Group at the end of April subject to planning approval being granted by Warrington Borough Council.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2014 with operation planned for 2015.

The Travis Perkins Group will join Brakes and Hermes, both of which have logistics hubs under construction on Omega North, creating a combined floor space of over 1m sq ft with a total investment figure of over £100m and the provision of 1,400 full time jobs.

Warrington Borough Council leader Cllr Terry O'Neill said: "From what was an empty site in autumn last year, it is amazing to think that by the end of this year, Omega North will only have space left for around 100,000 sq ft of development.

"This endorses and reaffirms the confidence that business has in Warrington as an investment location and that Warrington is the place to be."

Omega Warrington is a joint venture between Miller Developments and KUC Properties, part of Royal Bank of Scotland, in partnership with landowner the Homes & Communities Agency and supported by Warrington Council.

Andrew Sutherland, joint managing director of Miller Developments, said: "This marks another important step in a very short period for the on-going development of the site and we are pleased the flow of activity is continuing to progress at pace, reinforcing Omega North's position as a major logistics hub."

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