Logistics North is one of the largest and most successful developments of its kind to be brought forward in the north of England. Envisaged as a hub for both manufacturing and logistics operations, the scheme will deliver over 4 million sq ft of bespoke industrial buildings in a range of sizes once fully developed.
SITE OVERVIEW & VISION
Logistics North is built on the former Cutacre surface mine site where deep mining operations have also taken place. Offering excellent transport connections – with immediate access to the M61 – our vision is to deliver the ‘North West’s number one logistics and distribution location’, with a range of opportunities to attract the biggest names from around the region and across the Globe.
Since receiving initial outline planning consent in December 2013, the scheme now has 4 million sq ft of consented commercial space and when complete in 2019, is anticipated to create up to 7,000 jobs whilst also delivering over £300m of Gross Added Value to the local economy.
TRANSFORM, REGENERATE, REVITALISE
Utilising our operational expertise to regenerate the site and create development platforms, we have been able to deliver the proposed commercial development plans in addition to creating onsite facilities and infrastructure that opens up the site and creates immediate access to the adjacent M61 motorway.
One of the unique attributes of Logistics North is the 550-acre Country Park that we have planned and constructed, providing unique surroundings for businesses and further providing the employees and local residents with a recreation opportunity with 18 kilometres of new footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths.
Since commencing construction in May 2014, 2.5 million sq ft of employment development has now been completed or is under construction. This rate of development and success emphasises the site’s prime position in the North West’s commercial market and showcases our ability to quickly deliver on the needs of existing and future occupiers.
Logistics North is anchored by a 600,000 sq ft Aldi distribution centre and two prime Grade ‘A’ logistics buildings, funded by M&G Real Estate and constructed by Harworth in 2016 (the largest of which, known as Logistics 225, has been let to Whistl on a ten-year lease).
Other occupiers at Logistics North include Amazon, MBDA, Komatsu, Aldi (convenience store), Costa (drive-thru) and Greene King (family pub) with Lidl coming soon.
A key element of Logistics North is the Multiply scheme which is a joint venture between Harworth Group plc and the Lancashire County Pension Fund c/o Knight Frank Investment Management. Multiply will comprise 10 bespoke industrial units once fully built-out, ranging in size from 20,000 to 150,000 sq ft. Phase 1 of Multiply practically completed in November 2017 and the joint venture secured Hardscape Products Ltd as its first occupier in Q1 2018.
The success of Logistics North supported our decision to build our own speculative ‘R-evolution’ units totalling 52,000 sq ft. Ten-year leases with Northern Building Plastics Limited and Vaclensa Limited completed within two weeks of practical completion.
Our most recent plot sales at Logistics North include deals with Exeter Group and their developer First Industrial who are on site speculatively constructing a 385,000 sq ft distribution facility, and Lidl (UK) who purchased 43.71 acres to develop their new North-West Headquarters.
OPPORTUNITIES & ENQUIRIES
A range of commercial land and commercial units are immediately available for either freehold or leasehold occupation including a 175,000 sq ft logistics unit and two smaller units within Multiply Phase 1. A range of units at Multiply Phase 2 are currently in development and will be available in Q4 2018. Please contact the agents listed with all initial enquiries.