Starting gun fired on hunt for Cheadle logistics partner
Stockport Council wants to appoint a development manager to bring forward 110,000 sq ft of low-carbon industrial space across seven acres off Bird Hall Lane.
Cheadle Eco Park will benefit from a £4.4m chunk of Cheadle’s £13.9m Towns Fund award and will be located close to Junction 2 of the M60.
Stockport Council, whose cabinet signed off on the procurement process earlier this year, is targeting a BREEAM ‘outstanding’ development.
The project should “demonstrate market-leading, high environmental technologies and performance”, according to Stockport Council.
In addition, the creation of Cheadle Eco Park will seek to meet industrial occupier demand in Stockport and address a limited supply of good quality industrial accommodation in the borough.
Brian Bradley, the chair of the Cheadle Town Fund Board said the chosen partner would have “proven expertise and a track record so we can achieve the desired outcome of an Eco Business Park with exemplar low carbon credentials”.
Tenders are invited by STAR Procurement, on behalf of Stockport Council, and the opportunity can be found via Chest under reference: DN642170 – Cheadle Eco Park – Development Manager Services.
“This represents a fantastic opportunity for a development manager to support the transformation of this strategic site into a job-creating and market-leading sustainable scheme of excellence to benefit the immediate and wider area,” said Alex Andrews, associate director in the development advisory team at CBRE.
Stockport Council delivered a similar project in 2019. Aurora Park, a 145,000 sq ft industrial park on a derelict 18-acre site alongside the M60, was 75% let by the time it completed.