Working with our joint venture partner, Legal & General, we have now completed the construction of a 110,00 sq ft warehouse at M6 Epic in the 34-acre site in South Lancashire industrial estate.
The distribution centre is being marketed to potential occupiers, and includes planning permission for a 70,000 sq ft extension to allow for occupier flexibility, and may be connected to the unit or developed in a later phase.
As well as the warehouse, the building includes 10 level access doors and two drive-in doors, 22 trailer spaces, 122 car parking spaces, and offices.
We acquired the Wigan site in 2013. Around 12-acres have been developed, while the second phase of the scheme can accommodate buildings from 50,000 sq ft up to 350,000 sq ft.
The centre is next to the 300,000 sq ft Poundland logistics centre which is currently under construction on the former land of Georgia Pacific, Lockett Road.
The facility will be attractive to national distributors possibly in the retail or home improvement sector.
Wigan works very well for logistics and distribution developments thanks to its proximity to the M6 as the main artery through the north of England. There is also an excellent workforce in Wigan, which businesses recognise and want to employ.