- 7 January 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
A 134 acre logistics park near Wigan to be built by Tritax Symmetry has been recommended for approval by Wigan Council’s planning committee next week.
The Symmetry Park Wigan scheme will be built close to J25 of the M6. It will provide 1.44 million square feet of logistics employment space. The developers say that some 1,650 high quality jobs will be created and 1,200 building jobs will be used for construction.
Tritax Symmetry is investing £73 million in the project that will include logistics buildings, landscaping and planting on the site, that used to be an open cast coal mine until the 1980s. Construction is to begin this year and the site is to be opened in 2027.
Andrew Dickman, director of Tritax Symmetry, said: “Subject to planning approval, we plan to start on site imminently, with high-quality warehouses as well as routes from the site to the A49, leading to the M6.”
The Tritax Symmetry sits on Green Belt land but the council does not believe it has sufficient land outside the Green Belt to meet employment needs.