The first phase of the Liberty Park scheme in Widnes has completed.
Liberty Property Trust and Stoford Developments have hailed the highly specified 108,091 sq ft unit as a milestone in the area’s regeneration.
The accommodation provides 102,170 sq ft of warehousing with 5,920 sq ft of grade A office space, 11 HGV parking spots and 89 car park spaces.
It is the only new-build unit of more than 50,000 sq ft in the Halton and south Liverpool industrial and warehouse market.
Andrew Blevins, UK managing director of Liberty Property Trust, said: “This development will provide much-needed, high-quality accommodation, complete with extensive infrastructure works, and, once occupied, has the potential to unlock highly valued, new jobs for the Halton and south Liverpool area.
“Completing phase one is an important milestone in our plans for Liberty Park, Widnes. The area is attracting significant inward investment, so delivering high-quality warehouse accommodation such as this will help to bring in major manufacturing and logistics companies.”
Councillor Ron Hignett, Halton Borough Council’s executive board member for regeneration, added: “This type of use is so important for Halton and the Liverpool City Region and we have a willing workforce on the doorstep to fulfil any employment requirements. Halton can also offer bespoke support through the Halton Employment Partnership with recruitment and training.”
GMI Construction was the principal contractor for the building construction. CPUK was the principal contractor for the infrastructure build.
Published by Insider Media Ltd 20th August 2019.