Image: Plans in for £6m expansion of Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park

Plans in for £6m expansion of Rochdale’s Kingsway Business Park

Posted by CBuckley on 28 Nov 2017 at 10:54

Wilson Bowden has submitted a planning application for the next phase of development at Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale on behalf of the Kingsway Partnership – a joint venture between the Rochdale Development Agency, Rochdale Borough Council, HCA and Wilson Bowden. The application comprises 11 industrial units, ranging in size from 3,000 sq ft to 15,000sq ft.

The £6 million scheme, designed by DLA Architects aims to start on site by Spring 2018 with the units available to rent from early 2019.

Kingsway Business Park is one of the country’s most successful business parks in the North West comprising 420 acres of mixed use land and is currently home to a number of occupiers including JD Sports, Asda, Source Bioscience and most recently, Cleland McIver Lifestyle. Strategically situated at junction 21 of the M62, Kingsway also benefits from a dedicated Metrolink stop making it highly accessible to a large and skilled workforce.

Damian Cooke, Operations Director of Rochdale Development Agency, comments: “Kingsway Business Park has already attracted big brand names such as JD Sports, which has recently extended its operations here by a further 630,000 sq ft. However, an equal priority for the Partnership is to address the requirements from local and regional occupiers. Our in-house teams carried out extensive research and after speaking to both local and national agents we realised that there was a gap in the market for units under 20,000 sq ft. We are confident that these units will generate a great deal of interest and in turn, further boost the local and region’s economy.”

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