Wain Estates plans 1m sq ft Manchester logistics hub

Wain Estates has submitted plans for a new industrial and logistics hub called The Junction to provide 1 million sq. ft. (95,000sq m) of employment space at Carrington Estate, a long-term project to redevelop a former petrochemical site south west of Manchester.

A planning application for The Junction has been lodged with Trafford Borough Council.

Carrington Estate managing director Jack Brister, said: “Carrington is well placed to serve not just Greater Manchester but the wider economy and the redevelopment of the Carrington Estate as a regional asset for employment and housing will play an important part in delivering continued, sustainable growth.

“It is an exciting and complex project with many phases and we are pleased to submit this application for The Junction which will help meet the continued demand for high quality, easily accessible, energy efficient and sustainable logistics and industrial space.

“The Junction offers the only location in the region that can comfortably accommodate larger scale units of up to 500,000 sq. ft. which will attract blue chip companies, creating in the region of 1,600 jobs together with multiple training opportunities.”

“Indicative plans for the site are for two large scale buildings and a third, smaller unit all accessed from a new entrance on Isherwood Road …

“The vast majority of the application site is on previously developed land, much of it now used simply as open storage which provides little in the way of employment or amenity.

“The proposals will target net zero, provide a significant ecological enhancement area with investment in a linked sustainable transport network and will positively transform the area without intruding.

“We continue to work closely with local groups and regulatory bodies to ensure we redevelop this brownfield site in a considered manner which addresses local and regional needs and delivers on the key principles of environmental betterment and sustainability.”