Warehousing

Planning approved for Warrington unit

The ‘Super W’ unit will provide roughly 200 jobs to the surrounding area

Tungsten Properties, a mid-box industrial and warehouse developer, has received planning permission to speculatively develop its Warrington ‘Super W’ unit.

The group purchased its 11-acre site that was formerly a Travis Perkins’ facility at Appleton Thorn Trading Estate in Q2 2020.

Comprising 224,000 sq ft, existing buildings have had to be demolished in order to facilitate the construction of the new industrial unit. 

Funded by British Airways Pension Trustees, the scheme is set to create roughly 200 jobs in the area.

Ian Dunckley, development director at Tungsten, said: “Super W is our first development and investment into the north west and part of our UK-wide 2.37 million sq ft committed development pipeline to provide industrial and warehouse space to help create jobs and support the future economy. 

“The market demand for such commercial warehouses in this area is high, hence why demolition started in November with construction commencing in March and delivery due in Q3 2021.”

Nathan Khanverdi, surveyor at the appointed letting agent Colliers International, said: “Like many regions across the UK, in the last 12 months, the north west has experienced accelerated demand for large distribution space.

“As a result, there is an urgent requirement for speculative development in the region and so we expect to see strong interest from the occupier market for this prime space.”

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