PATRIZIA-managed Birchwood Park, the North West’s leading out-of-town business destination, has this month (June 2022) started work on its latest speculative industrial development, which is set to bring 161,000 square feet of warehouse space to the region.
Construction commenced in June 2022, with a view to completion late Q1 2023, forming the third phase of the Park’s Cavendish Warehouse scheme and will be comprised of two 19,000sq. ft warehouses, a 29,000sq. ft warehouse and larger 94,000sq. ft warehouse.
Each of the four new, high-quality warehouses will offer above industry average office content (up to 15%) and will be expertly designed to support companies that need large industrial units to accommodate a range of uses. The development will provide occupiers with versatile units to accommodate businesses looking for high quality, secure warehouse space, located in a community centred environment, with the flexibility to increase office space as required.
This latest wave of construction follows a highly successful second phase of Cavendish Warehouse development, which was completed in 2020 and which saw all units let within 9 months, and will see Birchwood Park continue its speculative building push in answer to the increasing demand for top-grade warehouse space of this size in the surrounding Warrington area.
Martin O’Rourke, commercial director at Birchwood Park comments: “This third phase of our Cavendish Warehouse development is a particularly exciting one, allowing us to plug the gap for premium, and much-sought-after, flexible industrial space of this size in the Warrington area.
“We’ve taken on board experience from initial phases of the development and placed an emphasis on greater flexibility to meet the needs of both current or future occupiers when it comes to adapting this industrial space. By obtaining planning consent for additional office space and producing adaptable designs which allow occupiers to easily configure the units to suit their own requirements, we’re able to offer the very best for those looking to join the established business community already based here at Birchwood Park.”
Once completed, new occupiers will join the likes of global medical diagnostics company, Werfen, and global manufacturer, BiSN, alongside British Engineering, Kleentex and Harris Group.
Each warehouse unit will feature a secure yard, on-site parking, and be -situated within easy access of Junction 11 of the M62. Occupiers will be able benefit from all the added amenities that come with being located on Birchwood Park; a free shuttle bus service to Birchwood station, discounted gym memberships, access to exclusive discounts and services via the Birchwood Park app, and its all-day ‘Meet Eat Work’ facility, the Engine Rooms.
Martin continued: “We’re seeing a rise in demand from companies looking for industrial space which creates the right impression for their clients, and offers the best possible environment to attract and retain the best possible staff, and our Cavendish development does just that.
“After the successes recorded at Cavendish Place so far, we’re looking forward to delivering the same impeccable standard that Birchwood Park is renowned for, and we’re excited to see continued growth within the park in this next chapter in our industrial development.”
Designed by architects AEW, Caddick Construction has been appointed as main contractors for the project, with Warrington Martin having been appointed as project managers and quantity surveyors. BDP Structural has been appointed as structural engineers and the planning process was overseen by Turley’s, with Crookes Walker providing advice on M&E and Vectos providing highways advice. B8 Real Estate and JLL are joint agents acting on behalf of Birchwood Park.