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Investment and jobs boost planned for Warrington

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Eddie Stobart Logistics in Warrington

A planning application has been lodged with Warrington Borough Council by developer Liberty Properties to build a new, state-of-the-art warehouse facility for Eddie Stobart Logistics in Warrington.

If approved by the Council’s planning committee, the 630,000ft2 building will create around 480 permanent jobs on site, support another 250 off site and see a £75 million investment into the Warrington economy.

Phillip Morris of Liberty Properties said, “This is one of the largest projects we have taken on in the North West, and certainly one of the most important. At a time when warehousing jobs are disappearing from the area, securing planning permission would allow Eddie Stobart Logistics create hundreds of them.

“The whole Liberty Properties team has worked with senior Council officers to ensure the development will be a positive addition for the residents of Warrington, future employees and the North West region. This facility, when completed, will add £18million per year to the Warrington economy.”

Alex Laffey from Eddie Stobart Logistics added, “We moved our headquarters to Warrington in 2014 and have invested heavily in our facilities, adding a training academy in 2016. This development would make a significant contribution to achieving our strategic growth objectives and supports our commitment to Warrington and to the Northern Powerhouse project.”

“I am sure the people of Warrington and Warrington Borough Council will agree that this is great news for the borough and will support our planning application, and the creation of hundreds of jobs.”