Planners approve ‘net zero’ logistics hub

Planners give green light to 88,888 sq ft speculative industrial development which developer Evo Industrial says will be a ‘net zero’ scheme. Tony McDonough reports

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EVO Warrington 89 will offer 88,888 sq ft of logistics space in Warrington


Developer Evo Industrial has secured planning consent for its speculative ‘net zero’ industrial development in Warrington.

EVO Warrington 89 wil be a logistics and industrial unit located on Omega Boulevard in Lingley Mere, Warrington. Preparatory work on the scheme has started and CBRE and Williams Sillitoe have been appointed as joint agents.

Howard Russell Construction will build the unit which will be available in spring 2023. The building focuses on low running costs and a low carbon footprint. It will include recycled materials, solar roof panels, comfort cooling, LED lighting, parking for 88 vehicles and EV car charging points. The warehouse will be flooded with natural light.

Fully-fitted first floor offices are designed with high-speed fibre broadband. Omega Boulevard and just off Junction 8 of the M62. Other occupiers in the area include Amazon, Asda, Brakes, Domino’s Pizza, Hermes, Royal Mail, The Hut Group and Travis Perkins.

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Adam Courtenay, director at Evo Industrial, said: “It’s a major milestone for us to be developing our fifth net zero Carbon building. This is a fantastic site to be bringing that aspiration to life. and we are looking forward to seeing progress between now and the building’s launch in spring.”

Paul Cook, senior director at CBRE Manchester, added: “A net zero carbon building, EVO Warrington 89 is situated in an excellent position close to the M62 Motorway with access to several cities and airports.

“With businesses currently seeking properties offering low running costs and a low carbon footprint, we are confident there will be high interest in this scheme.”

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