Work on a new 190,000sq ft development at leading Cheshire industrial park, MA6NITUDE, is set to begin in January 2019. The industrial and distribution accommodation has been brought forward by DBS Pochin, the joint venture partnership between db symmetry and Pochin’s Ltd.
The scheme, which received planning approval from Cheshire East Council earlier this year, comprises two single occupancy units on an area demarked Plot 1A. The larger of the two units, 149,000 sq ft in size, is expected to cater to the wider logistics market, while the smaller unit, at 41,000 sq ft, is intended to service local SME demand.
Located minutes from the M6 in Middlewich, the site acts as a Northern hub to an impressive roster of manufacturing and distribution companies, including Wincanton, B&M Retail and Optima Logistics.
MA6NITUDE director, Bob Nicholson, commented “A speculative development of this size in a strategically important location is a huge show of confidence in the region. Work is now confirmed to begin on site in January 2019, and we’re already underway with preparation works to ensure a smooth delivery schedule come the turn of the year.”
The start of development at Plot 1A marks the first in a three-phase development plan at the 1.75 million sq ft site. In the coming years, MA6NITUDE is anticipated to be an increasingly major asset for distribution companies looking to serve the Northern Powerhouse.
Bob added: “We’ve already had strong interest in both units, which bodes well for securing occupancy and supports our future plans for the growth of the site. Through a phased approach to the development of the site, we’re enabling a high degree of flexibility in our planning as it allows us to respond directly to changing market demands.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming new occupiers to MA6NITUDE very soon.”
Work on Plot 1A is expected to reach completion in summer 2019.
Savills, B8RE and Legat Owen are the retained agents on the scheme.