Omega Development Site

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Omega, comprising 226 hectares straddling the M62 Motorway in Warrington, Cheshire is a property development site. The site comprises a large part of the former RAF/USAF Burtonwood airbase. A new junction on the M62 (junction 8) was built in anticipation of the development.[1]

The whole site will provide 650,000 sq m of offices, manufacturing and distribution space along with ancillary leisure/retail facilities, hotel and conference facilities. Around 24,000 jobs are likely to be created over the lifetime of the scheme to make one of Europe's largest business parks.[2]

Owing to the economic downtown, planning conditions were relaxed in 2011 to allow phased development.

In July 2012 it was announced that the long-awaited £1bn development of Warrington’s Omega business park is to begin with a 200,000 sq ft warehouse and a £7 million contract for new roads at Omega North, which will open the site for further development.[3]

A new railway station has been proposed to serve the Omega site.

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Coordinates: 53°24′50″N 2°39′11″W / 53.414°N 2.653°W / 53.414; -2.653