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Logistics centre gets green light in Warrington

Plans for the construction of a new 700,000 sq ft logistics centre for Travis Perkins Group have received the go ahead from Warrington Borough Council.

Situated at the Omega North business park, the new £35 million facility will aim to supply the wholesale needs of the builders' merchants business in the north of England.

Omega Warrington is a joint venture partnership between the Homes and Communities Agency, Miller Developments and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Its position as a key transport hub between Manchester and Birmingham makes it the ideal location for Travis Perkins, with links to the nearby M6, M62 and other major trunk routes both from north to south and east to west.

When it first opened, Omega North offered a total of 1.6 million sq ft for development, while the adjoining Omega South facility provided 1.5 million sq ft. Both are now filling up quickly.

Councillor Terry O'Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council, commented: "From what was an empty site in autumn last year, it is amazing to think that by the end of this year, Omega North will only have space left for around 100,000 sq ft of development. 

"This endorses and reaffirms the confidence that business has in Warrington as an investment location and that Warrington is the place to be."

Delivery of this latest project will now get underway in the coming months, with completion of the building phase scheduled for early 2014 and full operation of the site to get underway from 2015 at the earliest.

It is the latest in a line of new transport hub developments at the site, with both catering supplier Brakes and parcel delivery firm Hermes also currently in the process of constructing their own logistics centres at Omega North.

These projects will create a combined floorspace of more than one million sq ft at the site, while the opening of the new centres will also bolster employment in the area by up an additional 1,400 jobs. 

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