Glenbrook secures planning for £100m 40-acre employment park in Wigan

Glenbrook has been granted planning consent at appeal for a new 625,000 sq ft employment park in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

Located close to the M6 motorway, Glenbrook identified and secured the 40-acre site for development on what is one of the last allocated employment sites in Wigan.

The site has been allocated for employment use in Wigan Council’s Unitary Development Plan and forms part of the South Lancashire Industrial Estate (SLIE) Primary Employment Area.

Glenbrook submitted a hybrid application in July 2021 but despite an officer recommendation to approve, the application was refused at planning committee in April 2022. An appeal was subsequently submitted in October 2022 before the decision to approve was granted.

Speaking about the decision, Dan Symonds, development manager at Glenbrook commented: “We are thrilled to receive the positive appeal decision from The Planning Inspectorate. Wigan has a clear pressing need for employment space, and delivery of this long standing allocated site will go some way in satisfying that demand. ”

The scheme is designed by AEW Architects with SGi appointed as civil and structural engineers. Gerald Eve is the planning consultant for the project.