July 17, 2019 | Published by Eddie Stobart

Plans by Eddie Stobart for a new £75million National Distribution Centre next to its national HQ on Barleycastle Lane, have once again been approved by officers at Warrington Borough Council, ahead of a meeting by councillors on Wednesday 24 July.

If approved, construction of the 624,910 sq. ft. National Distribution Centre would begin in October 2019 and see 480 jobs created at the facility which would be open by the end of 2020.

Speaking after the planning application was recommended for approval by Warrington Borough Council’s planning department,

Alex Laffey, CEO of Eddie Stobart said: “Since the council’s decision in November 2018 to turn down our previous application we have worked hard overcome the concerns of councillors and we are delighted that our plans have once again been supported by Warrington Borough Council.

“The National Distribution Centre will deliver real investment and create real jobs and training opportunities for Warrington.  Our vision will also see over £6million invested in the local road network for the benefit of all road users.

“Over the next 18 months, we will work closely with Warrington & Co to make sure that Warrington residents and businesses are at the front of the queue for the opportunities provided at the National Distribution Centre.

“We are proud to have our national headquarters in Warrington and stand ready to deliver on the ambitions that Warrington Borough Council has for the town by this strategic investment in the local  economy.”