Stobart plan for Widnes Freight Park

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Stobart Group and developer ProLogis have lodged plans for a massive redevelopment at Stobart Park/3MG in Widnes, Cheshire.

ProLogis has submitted plans for a single rail-served building for storage and distribution purposes totalling 1,180,370 sq ft together with associated infrastructure, parking, open space, landscaping and ancillary development on a 79-acre agricultural site at HBC Fields off Halebank Road in Widnes, while just next door on a similar sized site Stobart Developments is proposing three sheds of 850,000 sq ft, 300,000 sq ft and 210,000 sq ft totalling 1,416,150 sq ft, and a 13.7MWe biomass facility. There is also an outline application for a 278,625 sq ft 12-storey office block with rooftop helicopter pad.

ProLogis has said it could start straight away on its £46m rail freight facility scheme if the council gives it the green light and completion could be as early as autumn 2012.

It has been reported that Stobart Group will look at leasing the warehouse buildings to its customers.

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