Scarborough to start work on trade park

Scarborough Group International has been granted hybrid planning consent by Stockport Council for its 12.5-acre Orbital 1 trade counter and retail development on the M60.

Work will start this year on 55,000 sq ft of retail and access road. Detailed plans for 72,500 sq ft of industrial and trade counter units and a 1,500 sq ft café will be submitted imminently.

The site has a gross development value of more than £20m. Knight Frank and Davies Harrison are acting as joint industrial agents for Scarborough Group and Lambert Smith Hampton is letting the retail element. Zerum Consult advised on planning.

Kate Howe, associate director, Scarborough Group, said:We are thrilled to have secured consent at such a prominent and strategically important site. The success of the application has been largely due to the extensive discussions we have had with the local authority over the last 18 months to achieve a use mix and design that meets the needs of both commercial and retail occupiers, as well as complimenting the wider aspirations and regeneration plans for the Stockport area. Orbital 1 will regenerate a highly visible location at the gateway to Stockport and provide a key destination for both retail and industrial users. We have seen very strong occupier demand and are confident that we will announce significant lettings in the near future.”

Scarborough picked up the site as part of an ex-Modus portfolio in 2010.

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