£180m plans approved for logistics hub to create 4,000 jobs

A plan worth £180million to build a logistics center that will create 4,100 jobs has been approved.

Developer Langtree’s application for Six56 Warrington has been backed by the Borough Council and will be dealt with subject to government non-intervention. The program will provide approximately 3.1 million square feet of new warehouse and distribution space.

The development has been restricted to land bounded by Junction 20 of the M6 ​​and Junction 9 of the M56. John Downes, Managing Director of the Langtree Group, said: “This is where the greatest demand is and the jobs are much more diverse and better paying than people might realize.

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“The average salary in the sector is around £29,000 and in a program of this type there will be a wide variety of roles available, from entry level to senior technical and management roles. This development aims to ensure that Warrington remains a competitive and economically relevant competitor as the world of work evolves.

“The impact of our investment will be multiplied if we can engage local suppliers to build and operate the system and we are committed to ensuring that as many contracts as possible are awarded to local companies.”

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