Super W Tungsten p.Tungsten

The scheme is the developer's first in the region. Credit: via Tungsten

Tungsten fills 246,000 sq ft Warrington shed 

Farmfoods has signed a 25-year lease on the unit, located on the site of the former Travis Perkins warehouse at Appleton Thorn Trading Estate. 

Hinkley-based Tungsten Properties bought the 11-acre site close to Junction 10 of the M56, for £7.5m in 2020 and won planning approval for the 246,000 sq ft Super W.   

Winvic started construction later that year and the scheme is now complete ahead of Farmfoods’ arrival. 

Super W is Tungsten’s first North West project and demonstrates the company’s “clear objective to provide high-spec, sustainable warehouse space where there is strong demand,” according to Ashleigh Hayes, associate development director at Tungsten. 

“As with all our buildings, the way that we have built in the sustainability credentials means that operational carbon emissions will be reduced by 26% over building regulations, meaning Farmfoods can operate out of their new building as efficiently as possible.” 

Colliers and Moriarty & Co acted on behalf of Tungsten Properties and Farmfoods was unrepresented. 

“There is now an acute lack of built industrial units immediately available in the North West, with only a handful of warehouses of 100,000 sq ft+ ready for occupation in the next six months,” said John Sullivan, director of industrial and logistics at Colliers.  

“This means that many occupiers with requirements may have to look at the design and build route to satisfy their requirements or wait until the next wave of speculative development comes through in six to 12 months’ time.” 

Elsewhere, Tungsten and Peel L&P are progressing plans for a 495,000 sq ft industrial unit in Birkenhead. Plans for that project were lodged in March. HTA Architects led on the design of Super W and is also attached to the Birkenhead project.

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