Planning granted for Bericote’s £150m St Helens logistics scheme

The specialist developer of distribution space has been given the green light by St Helens Council to start work on two large warehouses totalling 1.4m sq ft at junction 23 of the M6, adjacent to the existing Haydock industrial estate.

The project will create a minimum of 2,500 jobs as well as generating more than £2m per year in business rates for St Helens Council, the developer stated.

Development director Keith Wilson said: “St Helens is ideally located for large-scale logistics development but for too long been missing out on investment in this sector, such as has been delivered at Omega in nearby Warrington.

“Bericote has a strong track record of delivering high quality distribution developments for the likes of Rolls-Royce and ASDA Walmart and we look forward to commencing work on the site later this year, with the first building being completed before the end of 2018.”

Working for ASDA, Bericote undertook site search, selection and development of the grocer’s 410,000 sq ft base at Omega in 2014.

The planning team for the Haydock development included Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners and Lexington Communications.

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