The local council has paved the way for the redevelopment of the former Contract Chemicals factory off Penrhyn Road. 

An application from Knowsley Redevelopments, headed up by Desmond and Patrick Kelly, sought the local authority’s views on its plans to redevelop the 9.3-acre site in the form of a scoping opinion. 

This is aimed at establishing whether or not an environmental impact assessment should be submitted alongside a planning application. Knowsley Council has ruled that an EIA is not required, paving the way for the submission of a full planning application. 

The developer is working with UMC Architects with Gerald Eve and LM6 instructed to market the facility on a joint agency basis

The scheme follows the demolition of the former Contract Chemicals factory and the construction of a single 184,000 sq ft warehouse and 10,000 sq ft of auxiliary office space. 

The proposal would be expected to create around 187 full time equivalent jobs, & generate around £4.7m a year for the local economy,

Tony O’Keefe at LM6 Comments:

at a time of un-precendented demand we are pleased to be marketing the site and are already engaged in a series of occupier discussions.

The interest shown to date demonstrates the strength of occupier demand and the credentials of the Knowsley and wider Liverpool City Region as a logistics location given its excellent motorway links and access to labour.