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Orbit Developments to construct 220,000sq ft speculative warehouse

Orbit Developments to construct 220,000sq ft speculative warehouse

A 220,000sq ft speculative Merseyside warehouse scheme is to be developed next to the Amazon, QVC and Matalan hubs at Knowsley.

Cheshire-based Orbit Developments are behind the scheme at Academy Business Park which will be constructed in two phases and total 220,000 sq ft.

The speculatively-built distribution centre will have an initial first phase of 110,000sq ft which will consist of 100,000sq ft warehouse space and 10,000 sq ft of ground and first floor office accommodation.

The location is close to the M57 and M62 motorways, Liverpool Superport and also Liverpool and Manchester airports.

Orbit Developments Divisional Director for Merseyside, Dennis Dwyer, said:  “We have had a very encouraging year with regard to our industrial and warehousing portfolio with just under half a million sq.ft let at our scheme M58 Distribution Centre in Skelmersdale and some significant trade counter lettings at Aintree Racecourse Retail and Business park.

“This confidence in the market and a lack of quality new build accommodation has provided the impetus to press on with this first phase of development at Academy Business Park, Knowsley to satisfy demand within the North West”

The joint agents for the scheme are CBRE and B8 Real Estate.

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