Strategic hub site for Salford

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Lancashire-based strategic land company Ainscough-Johnston has acquired the 45-acre former Enersys site in Clifton, near Swinton in Salford.

The site will undergo a multi-million-pound investment programme to transform it into a business-focused hub, bringing major investment and employment opportunities to the area.

Located north of Manchester city centre in the semi-rural Irwell Valley, the site benefits from a train station and is just five minutes from junction 16 of the M60 motorway via Rakes Lane off the A666.

Ainscough-Johnston’s proposals include the comprehensive refurbishment of over 300,000 sq ft of industrial accommodation with units ranging from 1,500 sq ft to 110,000 sq ft, together with a 30,000 sq ft office park and ten acres of open storage.

Paul Nolan of Nolan Redshaw, who advised Ainscough Johnston on the acquisition, said: “When we identified the site in November 2007, we immediately recognised its potential as a long term strategic location.”

Nolan Redshaw has been retained as agent for the scheme and is now taking enquiries for pre-lets on all accommodation.

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