Friday 30th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Peel plans 800,000 sq ft Knowsley logistics space

Peel Logistics has submitted an outline planning application to Knowsley Council for up to 800,000 sq ft of logistics space at Knowsley Industrial Park near Liverpool.

The 14.88 hectare site is the largest on Knowsley Industrial Park. It has been vacant since September 2012. It has the potential for a rail link to the rear of the site.

Matthew Fitton, development director at Peel Logistics, said: “We are shortly to commit to a groundworks package of £1.5m to ready the site for development. Our investment will create a large scale occupational opportunity which is all set to go”.

AEW Architects and Indigo Planning have advised Peel, and AEW has designed three illustrative layout options for the site that would meet the needs of a range of occupiers.

Steve Burne of AEW Architects, said: “We worked closely with the client to explore various layout solutions that provide varying levels of floor space ranging from 74,322sqm (800,000sqft) for one large single unit, or options for two or three units totalling 64,500sqm (720,000sqft).”

Peel expects a decision on the application by Knowsley Council towards the end of September.