Barwood and Potter announce Knowsley development JV

Barwood Developments (North) Ltd and Potter Logistics have entered into a joint venture agreement to deliver a new logistics development on a 16 acre site in Knowsley Industrial Park, branded Draco.

Draco has the capacity to accommodate a total of 275,000 sq ft of distribution and manufacturing units in buildings ranging from 25,000 sq ft to 150,000 sq ft on a built to suit basis. Available on a freehold or leasehold basis and built to occupiers’ requirements, the buildings can be available for occupation within just 6 months.

Knowsley Industrial Park is an established industrial location with existing occupiers including Hermes, Capita, Matalan and QVC.  Situated on North Perimeter Road Draco will also benefit from immediate access to Potter Logistics’ neighbouring rail freight terminal.

The Joint Venture has appointed the industrial agency teams at CBRE, B8 Real Estate and Fox Lloyd Jones to market Draco and the agents are now launching the scheme to the national market.

Andrew Dickman of Barwood Developments (North) Ltd, said; “In addition to being within one of the North West’s most successful industrial parks, the benefits associated with Potter’s rail freight terminal will have significant appeal to occupiers.

He continued, “In a market where there is now a serious lack of supply of warehouse and manufacturing stock certainty will be key, and our ability to deliver these units on an already allocated site will be well received by occupiers”.

Matthew Lamb, Managing Director of Potter Logistics commented ‘This is a well-timed and exciting development for the region.  It represents a significant opportunity to springboard the redevelopment of the Knowsley Industrial Park creating capacity for the businesses to expand as the economy returns to growth.’