Location Northwest | Peel plots 205,000 sq ft Carrington industrial project

The site is bounded by Carrington Power Station to the north and Saica Paper Mill to the south. Credit: Google Earth

Dan Whelan

The developer and landowner want to build the scheme on a 26.7-acre site between Manchester Road and the Ship Channel.

Peel NRE, the group’s energy and infrastructure arm, is working with planning consultant Barton Willmore to draw up plans for the 205,000-square-foot development.

The scheme would be built at the former Peaks Nook landfill bounded by Carrington Power Station to the north and Saica Paper Mill to the south.

The logistics development would be located in the center of the site and surrounded by green infrastructure, according to Barton Willmore. The consultant also proposes that more buildings will be developed that do not exceed 10 meters in height.

The site is located in an area known as New Carrington, which is earmarked for redevelopment under Greater Manchester’s Places for Everyone joint plan.

During the planning period, New Carrington was able to provide 4,300 homes and 3.7 m sq ft of work space, resulting in the loss of 417 acres of Green Belt.

There are several pipelines and completed developments that also fall within the New Carrington allocation, the largest being Wain Estates’ Future Carrington master plan.

Formerly known as Himor, Wain Estates’ Future Carrington will see the remodeling of a 1,665-acre former Shell petrochemical plant.

The scheme can provide 11,500 new homes and 8m sq ft of job development over the next 20-30 years.

Southwest of the proposed Peel NRE development is Voltage Park, a planned 670,000 sq ft industrial development off Common Lane.

The BlackRock UK Property Fund and Canmoor’s project, which have not yet been formally approved, will be built on a 65-acre former gasworks site south of the 212,000 m2 first phase of the Carrington Gateway industrial plan, which is leased to residents including Hilti.

Like the Carrington Gateway, Carrington Village is also part of Future Carrington.

The village is to provide 320 homes and nearly 700,000 square feet of work space built on 67 acres. This item received planning approval last year.

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