The creation of a new M60 logistics site at Carrington, Greater Manchester, has moved a step closer.
Developer HIMOR is now consulting on the first 170-acre slice of the 1,600 acre former Shell site – and two areas to the west and south have been allocated for 1m sq ft of employment space.
HIMOR is working in partnership with Trafford Council to deliver Future Carrington, which will see a masterplan for the entire Carrington estate developed. The vision will then be brought forward in stages, regenerating the former Shell site and surrounding estate – one of the largest freehold sites in the North West.
Employment uses proposed for areas off Manchester Road and Common Lane. HIMOR is currently preparing two planning applications for Phase One, which it intends to submit to Trafford Council this spring.
The Carrington estate was once home to the Shell processing works, employing over 3,500 people at its peak in the 1980s and a further 3,000 indirect employees. Today, the site is home to one operational processing plant, as well as the Carrington Business Park. The site is identified in Trafford Council’s Core Strategy as suitable for mixed-use development.