Viking Park comes to market
The 23-acre site on the edge of Congleton Business Park in Cheshire, earmarked for industrial development, has been put up for sale by its owner, through land promoter Richborough Estates.
The freehold of the site – deemed suitable for business, general industrial, and storage and distribution uses – is available to buy as individual plots or as a whole, and is capable of creating up to 500 jobs, according to Richborough.
The company lodged plans with Cheshire East Council earlier this year to redevelop the site into an industrial park with residential component, and hopes to secure planning approval early next year.
Known as Viking Park, the commercial element of the scheme comprises 14 industrial units totalling 185,000 sq ft alongside 33,400 sq ft of offices. The project is part of Richborough’s proposed mixed-use redevelopment of the wider, 53-acre site.
Richborough has also asked for permission to build around 185 family homes, a park and a neighbourhood retail centre on an adjoining plot.
The development would be accessed via the Congleton Link Road, which is due to complete next spring.
Nick Jones, regional director at Richborough Estates, said: “This is a very rare opportunity to acquire employment space in what will be a mixed-use environment in a desirable and sustainable location.
“Viking Park alone will bring significant economic benefits through the creation of 500 jobs while building on the success of the neighbouring employment sites.”
Viking Park is being jointly marketed by Savills and Legat Owen.
Jonathan Atherton, director at Savills, said: “The masterplan for the commercial elements provides a perfect mix of unit sizes to cater to the organic growth of local businesses and wider regional demand.”
Occupiers at the neighbouring Congleton Business Park include discount retailer B&M, supermarket M&S Food, car parts retailer Halfords and pharmacy Boots.