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The total floorspace across HPARK is now 1.9m sq ft. Credit: via Russells

Rochdale permits 430,000 sq ft HPARK expansion 

Russells now has consent to deliver almost 2m sq ft of industrial space at its 120-acre Heywood logistics site. 

Rochdale Council has granted outline planning permission for an additional 430,000 sq ft at HPARK.  

Russells already had consent for 1.45m sq ft of logistics accommodation at the scheme, located off Junction 19 of the M62. 

The total floorspace across HPARK is now 1.9m sq ft. 

“Securing this additional new permission is a boost for potential occupiers and we expect a high level of demand from operators who want to locate their businesses at a prime location within the region,” said Andrew Russell, joint managing director of Russells. 

“Each unit will be built to the operator’s bespoke requirements, this new planning provides even more flexibility, to provide clients with exactly what they need from their building, without compromise.” 

The HPARK masterplan outlines six Grade A industrial units ranging in size from 39,000 sq ft to 688,000 sq ft. 

The largest of these H-688 has full planning for 688,000 sq ft of space and could be reconfigured up to 1,000,000 sq ft, subject to further planning. 

CBRE and Colliers have been appointed joint agents for HPARK. 

The wider site will feature landscaping and a range of amenities including green corridors for walking and cycling and outdoor recreational and biodiversity areas, together with formal cycle lanes and new bus provisions and infrastructure, aimed at encouraging green travel options. 

HPARK is the commercial element of the wider 318-acre South Heywood Masterplan, a mixed-use regeneration development being brought forward by Russells’ in-house development arm Russell LDP.  

The wider scheme could see up to 1,000 homes delivered, as well as a new school, village retail centre, and a sports hub. 

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It’s a real missed opportunity that this site is highly unlikely to see a convenient light rail link. Nor is it located to take advantage of a heavy rail connection.
Both these would alieviate pressure on the road networks.

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