Bericote Properties will submit plans for a 1.4m sq ft warehouse development at Haydock Industrial Estate in St Helens, Merseyside
This 90 acre Florida Farm North development site in Haydock will include two major warehouses, a 900,000 sq ft warehouse and another of 500,000 sq ft. The outline planning application will be submitted in June 2016.
The new warehouses could create at least 2,500 jobs according to the financial supporters of the project. Additionally its claimed the development will generate over £2m a year in business rates revenue for St Helens Council. Bericote has said it hopes to start construction on the site at Haydock in early 2017.
Controversially the warehouses will be built in greenbelt land. The area is favored by Bericote due to its proximity to the M6 and wider transport links. All plans will be on public display at the Ibis Styles in Haydock from 2pm to 7pm on Thursday, May 26. Planning consultant Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners and other members of the development team will be on hand to answer questions.
Keith Wilson, development director for Bericote Properties, said:
Bericote Properties is proud to be bringing forward plans for a £150m employment development at Florida Farm, creating a lasting legacy of jobs and investment for St Helens. Our consultation event will give local people an opportunity to find out more about the scheme. We look forward to hearing the views of local people and to working closely with the community so they can help us shape the proposals. We very much believe that this is great news for St Helens and is a sign of growing investor confidence in the town.
Bericote has also been granted planning consent for a 150,000 sq ft multi-unit scheme worth £25m at Chandlers Ford in Southampton. FedEx is the first tenant to signup and is expected to be the first of many multinational business on the books.