Omega south plans submitted for new Domino’s pizza supply chain centre
Reserved Matters Planning Application submitted for c.117,000 sq ft of business space
Omega Warrington Ltd (OWL) is seeking to welcome a second manufacturer to Omega with a deal pending, subject to planning, with Domino’s Pizza Development Ltd. OWL and the well-known pizza company have just submitted a ‘Reserved Matters’ planning application for a c.117,000sq ft (c.10,800sq m) Supply Chain Centre on Omega South.
The application for new business premises includes space for production, storage and distribution, a two-storey office, parking and a substation. The application, covering a 2.24 hectares plot directly to the east of the new ASDA unit, will also include a small access road leading off Skyline Drive and landscaping works.
Comments Andrew Sutherland, joint MD of Miller Developments, partner in OWL: “Pending a positive planning determination and the completion of legal agreements, we look forward to welcoming another big brand to Omega South. We are particularly encouraged by the imminent Domino’s Pizza deal as this will mark the second manufacturer on Omega South, following car parts production firm, Plastic Omnium; this is a very positive story for Warrington’s manufacturing industry.”
Michael Botha, Commercial Director at Domino’s Pizza Group, said: “This state of the art facility will balance our supply chain infrastructure nationally and enhance our business resilience. In addition, it will support our planned growth in the region and bring our fresh, handmade pizzas to even more people.
“Subject to planning, Domino’s Pizza Group is investing circa £30million in the new facility, which will service 450 Domino’s stores across the North and provide jobs to over 120 people in the local area.”
It is expected that a decision on this latest Reserved Matters application will be made by Warrington Borough Council over the next couple of months.
Omega Warrington Ltd is a joint venture between Miller Developments and KUC Properties Ltd, in partnership with landowner the Homes and Communities Agency and supported by Warrington Borough Council and the Cheshire and Warrington LEP.
For further information please contact:
Jo Sistern, GL Hearn, communications advisors
0344 225 0003
Domino’s Pizza Group plc is the leading player in the fast-growing pizza market and holds the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. The first UK store opened in Luton in 1985 and the first Irish store opened in 1991. In April 2011, the Group acquired a majority stake in the exclusive master franchise to own, operate and franchise Domino’s Pizza stores in Germany (now fully owned). In September 2012, the Group acquired the master franchise for Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. Founded in 1960, Domino’s is one of the world’s leading pizza brands. Through its primarily franchised system, it operates a global network of more than 11,000 stores in over 70 international markets. Domino’s has a singular focus – pizza made freshly to order with high quality ingredients. Customers in the UK can order online at www.dominos.co.uk, in the Republic of Ireland at www.dominos.ie, in Germany at www.dominos.de and in Switzerland at www.dominos.ch. In addition, mobile customers can order by downloading Domino’s free iPhone, iPad and Android Apps.
- The Omega site, which is owned by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), is a brownfield site comprising part of the former USAF/RAF Burtonwood Airbase. The site extends to 232.62 ha (575 acres) and is situated on the northern fringe of Warrington, midway between Liverpool and Manchester. The site is intersected from east to west by the M62 motorway. Omega North extends to 52 hectares (129 acres) and Omega South extends to 181 hectares (446 acres).
- Outline planning permission for business space in Phases 1 and 2 of Omega was granted in June 2007; this allowed for the development of 1.6 million sqft (148,643 sq m) of logistics space on Omega North (1) and 1.5 million sqft (139,353 sq m) of office accommodation and supporting ancillary development at Omega South (2).
- (1) Omega North:
- In 2012 and 2013, Omega Warrington Ltd (OWL) signed deals with Brakes, Hermes and Travis Perkins Group establishing hundreds of jobs in Warrington
- Only one plot remains on Omega North
- (2) Omega South: :
- OWL remains committed to delivering office space when there is market demand
- 2.1m sqft of logistics and manufacturing space was consented in May 2014
- Logistics and manufacturing occupiers include ASDA, The Hut Group and Plastic Omnium with an imminent deal pending with Domino’s Pizza Development Ltd
- In September 2015, a planning application was submitted for 1,100 new homes plus retail, leisure and community uses – a decision is expected in the next few months
- The HCA has worked in close partnership with Omega Warrington Limited, the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Council to secure investment for the site.
- The Masterplan for Omega as a whole has evolved to respond to market demands but the vision remains the same: to bring forward the development as a centre of regional significance attracting business and employment on a national basis.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)
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- Create opportunity for people to live in homes they can afford in places they want to live, by enabling local authorities and communities to deliver the ambition they have for their own areas; and
- Undertake robust economic regulation that maintains lender confidence and protects the taxpayer.
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