Colliers International appointed to market new industrial units at Kingsway, Rochdale

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Acting on behalf of Ropemaker the industrial and logistics team at Colliers International, JLL and P3 are jointly marketing four new industrial units totalling 205,000 sq ft on the expanding Kingsway Business Park beside Junction 21 of the M62.

The agents are now seeking potential occupiers for the high-quality units on John Milne Avenue, collectively known as Plot K

The buildings are now complete and ready for immediate occupation. They range in size from 35,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft, 55,000 sq ft and 75,000 sq ft. Each is constructed to BREEAM ‘very good’ specification with office accommodation, access loading doors and car parking.

The four units and the recently completed Plot H consisting of a 216,000 sq ft warehouse take the total number of units on Kingsway to 14 more than 3.5 million sq.ft with existing occupiers including Asda, JD Sports, e-on UK and Source Bioscience employing some 2,000 people.

The 420-acre business park opened in 2007 and when fully developed could accommodate a total of 7,000 jobs in up to 100 businesses.

Kingsway, a partnership between Rochdale Development Agency, Rochdale Council, Wilson Bowden Developments and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), offers immediate access to Junction 21 of the M62 and the wider motorway network, with its public transport links strengthened by having its own Kingsway Metrolink stop and a dedicated bus service for workers.

Paul Hillier, real estate investment manager at BP Investment Management Limited, which is funding the development, said: “Kingsway Business Park is one of the best-connected logistics locations in Britain with eight million people living within an hour’s drive of the site.

“The ongoing imbalance between the limited availability of such units and increasing demand for them from logistics businesses means we’re confident of attracting a high level of interest in Plot K.”