The 220,000 sq ft Big Foot building at Atlantic Park is to be demolished. Credit: via Google Earth

Royal London proposes 800,000 sq ft Bootle industrial 

After lodging plans for the first 100,000 sq ft of logistics space at the 50-acre former Rolls Royce complex, the investor is preparing the next phase of the site’s redevelopment. 

An environmental impact assessment scoping opinion submitted to Sefton Council reveals Royal London Asset Management is planning to build up to 807,000 sq ft of modern industrial space at Atlantic Park in Bootle. 

According to the scoping opinion lodged by consultancy Turley, phase two will comprise “a series of manufacturing/logistics buildings” with a maximum floorspace of up to 807,000 sq ft”.

These buildings would be constructed on the central and southern parts of the site, a minimum of 50 metres from neighbouring residential properties. 

A planning application for phase two will be submitted in due course. The scoping opinion’s application reference number with Sefton Council is DC/2022/02192.

RLAM got the ball rolling on its redevelopment plans earlier this year, winning consent to demolish a series of buildings on the Dunnings Bridge Road site, including the 220,000 sq ft “Big Foot” unit. 

Atlantic House and Caspian House, two office buildings on the site, will also be knocked down. Alaska House will be retained.   

This was followed by the submission in October of plans for phase one. the construction of two units totalling 100,000 sq ft fronting Dunnings Bridge Road to the north of the site. 

Sefton Council has yet to approve this application. The reference number for this first phase is DC/2022/02039 on the authority’s planning portal.

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Showing confidence in the area and a boost for jobs and attracting incoming business, will the Sefton planning committee allow the part of it which is 50 metres from a residential zone, we`ll see but they recently refused some housing , strangely,as it would have been near a railway line.

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