After passing through different hands, and various planning purposes, this 18-acre Preston site along the M6’s key distribution corridor became available to market. Many schemes had been undertaken in the Warrington and Trafford areas, but the opportunity to grow Preston as a distribution hub had remained relatively untapped. Picking up on this important trend, we sought to fill the gap, in collaboration with Barnfield Construction.
We won the bid for the site in 2018 and are now bringing the EAST scheme to fruition in partnership. The site is set to see a mixture of unit sizes, offering light industrial and logistics space to local occupiers who’ve struggled to find the right facilities, as well as larger units being discussed with international businesses.
We’re currently designing the first phase, ready to begin building later this year. Once off its feet, we’ll be moving rapidly onto the next. A total of three phases will transform the previously undeveloped green-field site into a scheme that establishes Preston as a distribution centre. Off the back of EAST, we’re now also involved in another strategic site, continuing to grow this status for the area.