Planning permission has been granted to developer Chancerygate for the revised second phase of its Mersey Reach warehousing and industrial scheme in Aintree.
The developer had initially been granted permission by Sefton Council to deliver 95,000 sq ft of space as part of phase two, which will follow a successful first phase comprising four large industrial units.
The revised application to develop a second phase of the scheme was submitted in response to high market demand for industrial space in the region.
Under the new approved plans, Chancerygate will reconfigure two previously approved units totalling 95,000 sq ft into 12 smaller units totalling 102,000 sq ft. The size of the units will range from 4,000 sq ft to 29,000 sq ft.
Sign up for your free BusinessLive North West newsletter
BusinessLive is your home for business news from around the North West- and you can stay in touch with all the latest news from Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria through our email alerts.
You can sign up to receive daily morning news bulletins from every region we cover and to weekly email bulletins covering key economic sectors from manufacturing to technology and enterprise. And we’ll send out breaking news alerts for any stories we think you can’t miss.
By bringing together North West coverage with that from across Reach’s titles in England and Wales, BusinessLive will shine a spotlight on the entrepreneurs, the stars of the future and the small firms that are the backbone of our economy.
Visit our email preference centre to sign up to all the latest news from BusinessLive.
Mike Walker, Chancerygate’s development director and head of the Warrington office, said: “We are pleased to have been granted planning permission to expand Mersey Reach having been delighted with the success of the scheme’s first phase.
“This permission allows us to redesign our plans for phase two to take advantage of the demand for urban logistics space in the North West. We are eager to begin speculative development of the scheme’s second phase in the first quarter of next year.”
Chancerygate is currently nearing completion on first phase of its £20m Mersey Reach development.
Located on Dunnings Bridge Road, phase one comprises four industrial units, two of which were pre-let to historic Bootle-based precision blade manufacturer Hardy UK and builders’ merchants Selco Builders Warehouse, earlier this year.
Chancerygate has also sold a two-acre plot to Euro Garages for a new filling station.
Founded 25 years ago, Chancerygate currently has up to 2.9m sq ft of industrial space under construction or ready for development across 24 sites.
CBRE and B8 Real Estate are joint agents for Mersey Reach.