St. Modwen Logistics to bring forward development of 1.3m sq ft of Modern Grade A Logistics Space in Meaford and Warrington


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St. Modwen Logistics has secured a resolution to grant outline planning consent to bring forward the 1.2m sq ft multi-phase development of St. Modwen Park Meaford, located next to the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent, as it continues to rapidly expand its footprint in the UK’s core logistics locations.

Stafford Borough Council has resolved to grant outline planning consent for 1.2 million sq ft of additional space across the 85-acre site, with the first phase comprising two units totalling 120,000 sq ft and the remaining space to be delivered speculatively or on a build-to-suit basis, with up to 450,000 sq ft available for bespoke buildings.

The units will achieve minimum EPC ‘A’ and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certifications and are designed for low occupational costs, with EV charging points, smart metering, intelligent LED lighting and low energy lifts.

St. Modwen Park Meaford is strategically located between junctions 14 and 15 of the M6 motorway, providing occupiers with strong regional distribution links. Adjacent to the M34, occupiers can access Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford in under 30 minutes.

St. Modwen Logistics has also secured detailed planning consent for the redevelopment of Trident Business Park in Warrington, where it will replace existing outdated units with two modern sustainable warehouse units totalling 130,000 sq ft set within landscaped green space.

Trident Business Park is located in Birchwood near Warrington, in one of the North West’s most successful and vibrant business communities. Birchwood is situated immediately south east of the M6 and M62 motorway intersection within close proximity to the M62 at Junction 11, giving easy access to Manchester to the East and Liverpool to the West and the regional airports.

“We are excited to move forward with our plans at Meaford and Trident Business Park, where our development programme will help address a critical undersupply of modern, sustainable logistics space that is currently holding back economic growth. The schemes will support hundreds of new jobs across a range of employment types and help attract businesses and talent.”

Richard Hickman, Director of Planning at St. Modwen Logistics

“This is great news for Staffordshire. Freight is the source of huge numbers of jobs in Staffordshire already, with people working in sectors such as logistics, the automotive industries, food production and serving the businesses importing and exporting goods by air and sea. The Meaford site is a prime location, just off the A34 and sandwiched between junctions 14 and 15 of the M6. We hope the development will be a further shot in the arm for the local economy, with jobs and prosperity across our region.”

Sara Williams, CEO, Stafford Chambers of Commerce