The new 700,000 sq ft logistics centre will support Travis Perkins outlets across the region. Construction is expected to be completed in 2014 with operation planned for 2015.
Development of Omega North is a £1bn, 30-year project for OWL, which is a joint venture of Miller Developments and the Royal Bank of Scotland’s KUC Properties. The site is owned by the Homes & Communities Agency.
The Travis Perkins deal follows similar warehouse deals with Brakes, the grocery & fresh food suppliers, and parcel delivery firm Hermes. These developments are being handed over in August and December this year, respectively.
Warrington Borough Council leader Terry O’Neill said: “From what was an empty site in autumn last year, it is amazing to think that by the end of this year, Omega North will only have space left for around 100,000sq ft of development. This endorses and reaffirms the confidence that business has in Warrington as an investment location and that Warrington is the place to be”.
Miller Developments joint managing director Andrew Sutherland said: "We are delighted to have been given the green light by Warrington Borough Council for the construction of Travis Perkins Group's regional logistics centre at Omega North. This marks another important step in a very short period for the on-going development of the site and we are pleased the flow of activity is continuing to progress at pace, reinforcing Omega North's position as a major logistics hub."
In April 2013, Warrington Borough Council also approved OWL and Bericote Properties’ planning application on Omega South (south of the M62), for a new c.600,000 sq ft logistics centre; the premises are being provided for an as yet unnamed occupier.