Omega Development Site

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Omega is a property development site in Warrington, Cheshire comprising 226 hectares straddling the M62 motorway. 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]

Planning conditions were relaxed in 2011 during the Great Recession to allow phased development.

In July 2012 it was announced that the long-awaited £1bn development of Warrington’s Omega business park was to begin with a 200,000 sq ft warehouse and a £7 million contract for new roads at Omega North, opening up the site for further development.[3] By 2015 Omega North was complete with distribution warehouses for Brake Bros, Hermes Group, and Travis Perkins. Omega South had The Hut Group, Amazon UK, Domino's Pizza, and the largest Walmart development outside the USA with an Asda distribution warehouse, and plans for retail, leisure, and phased housing developments.

A new railway station on the Liverpool-Warrington-Manchester line is under construction (due to open in summer 2019)[4] which will link with a bus service to the Omega site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Junction 8, M62 opens in time for Christmas - Northwest Regional Development Agency
  2. ^ Military Base Redevelopment: A Fighting Chance, Site Selection Magazine, November 2002
  3. ^ "Miller Developments starts £1bn Omega site". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 28 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Warrington West Station latest news". Warrington Borough Council. Retrieved 9 December 2018.

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