Peel seeking to build Liverpool logistics unit
Peel Logistics has submitted a planning application for a 175,000 sq ft industrial unit at Liverpool International Business Park. The scheme has been designed by Manchester firm AEW Architects.
The proposed scheme comprises a massive single 12.5m high unit suitable for logistics operations, together with a full length service yard.
The overall theme for the unit, designed by AEW’s specialist industrial team, will be used by all future Peel Logistics industrial developments.
Steve Burne, Managing Director at AEW, said: “We have been working closely with Peel Logistics to create a new brand identity for its industrial portfolio and by engaging with the supply chain, we were able to create an efficient and functional product that responds to the needs of the market.
“As a firm, we have a wealth of experience in this sector and are working on a number of other high profile industrial schemes across the North West, including for Peel Logistics and Peel Ports with over 2 million sq ft at Port Cheshire and Knowsley.”
Matthew Fitton, Development Director at Peel Logistics, said: “Peel Logistics is committed to bringing forward development opportunities within the portfolio and the submission of the full planning application for a 175,000 sq ft distribution warehousing facility at Liverpool International Business Park is an example of us preparing oven-ready sites, so when an occupational requirement comes forward we are well positioned to react quickly to the increasingly competitive delivery timescales that the market requires.
“Having sites fully serviced with planning consents in place is key achieving this oven-ready concept”.
With the Liverpool2 deep water port facility project progressing, demand for logistics space within the city region is expected to rise sharply.
Turley acted as planning consultants and DBK are the cost consultants for the project. JLL and Cushman Wakefield are the retained letting agents.
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