Logistics & Manufacturing
Why logistics & manufacturing?
There is significant demand for premises at Omega by businesses of this type due to the site’s excellent transport links and access to a large workforce in and around Warrington.
There is also now more demand by logistics companies because of changes in shopping patterns through increased online shopping and trading.
Which companies will be on site?
Omega North is home to Brakes, Hermes, and Travis Perkins.
On Omega South, a new regional logistics centre has been constructed for ASDA along with premises for The Hut Group and manufacturer Plastic Omnium.
More recently, reserved matters applications have been approved for logistics warehouse and ancillary office space for LondonMetric, the first speculative shed development on Omega, and a new supply chain centre for Domino’s Pizza.
Will more logistics premises be built?
Since the original outline planning application in 2007 was approved, in response to strong business demand for space at Omega, further outline planning applications have been approved for an additional c.3.1m sq.ft. of logistics and manufacturing premises on Omega South.
Discussions with further potential logistics and manufacturing occupiers are underway and it is expected that further announcements on new occupiers will be announced in the next few months.
What jobs will be available?
The jobs being created over the next few years will provide a range of opportunities from management and office work, through to highly technical jobs in logistics and on to warehouse operations, vehicle maintenance, catering, driving and cleaning. The amount of office space needed by the logistics occupiers within their premises will be significant so jobs available will certainly provide opportunities for a range of skills – and this will be on top of the significant office space still planned for Omega South.
For more information about jobs, you can visit the jobs page.
|Occupier||Construction start||Construction complete||Businesses open|
|Brakes – grocery and fresh food suppliers (198,000 sq ft)||Started Dec 2012||Aug 2013||OPEN|
|Hermes – UK’s leading consumer delivery specialist (153,000 sq ft)||Started Apr 2013||Late 2013||OPEN|
|Travis Perkins – UK’s largest supplier to the building and construction market (700,000 sq ft)||Autumn 2013||August 2014||OPEN|
|ASDA – the UK’s second largest supermarket chain by market share and part of US company Walmart (618,000 sq ft)||Autumn 2013||Summer 2014||OPEN|
|The Hut Group – specialist on-line retailer and brand owner, selling high repeat purchase goods direct to consumers across the Health and Beauty sectors (686,000sq ft)||Autumn 2014||October 2015||OPEN|
|Plastic Omnium – world-leading European manufacturing company for the automotive industry (240,000 sq ft)||Winter 2014||August 2015||OPEN|
|LondonMetric – a c.356,000 sq. ft. (c.33,100sq m) logistics warehouse and ancillary office space.||Spring 2016||Winter 2016||TBC|
|Domino’s Pizza – a c.117,000 sq. ft. (10,800 sq. m) supply chain centre with associated access road, car parking, landscaping and substation.||Autumn 2016||Summer 2016||TBC|