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Peel launches Trafford development

Peel launches Trafford development

A unique 200,000 sq ft Trafford Park build-to-suit development has been launched.

The site – said to be the only in Trafford Park capable of delivering a large unit – is being promoted by Peel Logistics Property and IPIF at Grand Central.

The launch follows phase one of Grand Central, which saw a 250,000 sq ft industrial unit pre-let to XPO Logistics in April 2016. Other nearby occupiers include DHL, TNT, Screwfix and Brenntag.

Trafford Park is one of the largest business parks in Europe with 9 million sq ft (836,100 sq m) of office and industrial space. More than 1,300 businesses employing 35,000 people are based at the scheme, where major occupiers include Kellogg’s, L’Oreal, Proctor & Gamble and Manchester United FC. The proposed Metrolink extension through the estate would further improve its connectivity.

Jon Atherton, industrial director at Savills Manchester, said: “Phase two of Grand Central is a unique opportunity to acquire a build-to-suit solution of this scale at Trafford Park. The site’s excellent connectivity, close to several junctions of the M60 and M62, would make it ideal for a wide range of local and national logistics occupiers.”

Jeremy Greenland of Peel Logistics Property said: “We are making preparations to commence redevelopment in Q4 2017 and are already starting discussions with build-to-suit interest. Phase two will be the next stage of the regeneration of this area of Trafford Park into a high quality, modern place to work.”

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