Mayoral Development Zone
Sitting on either side of the East Lancashire Road that connects Liverpool to Greater Manchester, Stonebridge Cross is the city’s longest-established manufacturing zone.
It is also close to junctions 4 and 5 of the M57 motorway, providing rapid connections to the national motorway network, the Port of Liverpool and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Modern businesses looking to expand are drawn to the 55 acre Stonebridge Cross development (now called “Stonebridge 57”) – which already benefits from planning permission for 1 million square feet of distribution warehousing. Throughout the zone, considerable site assembly, infrastructure and environmental enhancement works make Stonebridge appealing to businesses who are thinking big.
With the area’s particular strengths in the manufacturing, logistics, service and food sectors, Stonebridge Cross MDZ offers a range of investment opportunities including high quality serviced plots and new business units available for commercial and industrial use at Stonebridge Business Park and Gilmoss Industrial Estate.
A well connected logistics hub
Because of its great location, Stonebridge has become one of the city’s premier locations for distribution warehousing. The largest employer in the zone is Home Bargains (owned by TJ Morris) who, since 2014, have added over 350,000 sq ft of new storage space to their existing 550,000 sq ft facility, bringing its total workforce to over 1,200. Home Bargains also has on site a sales training facility which acts as a regular retail store.
In recent years, Stonebridge Business Park has been expanding. Commenced in 2008 and home to housing provider Liverpool Mutual Homes, social business NSC (Neighbourhood Services Company), and Eurofoods, these have been joined by parcel delivery firm DPD who opened a new 70,000 square foot warehouse bringing 230 new jobs in 2016. Meanwhile, developer St Modwen has just completed a further 63,600 sq ft of speculative warehouse accommodation across four detached units at Stonebridge West. Liverpool City Council is also currently construction a £7.3 million replacement Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market.
Nearby, Stagecoach own and operate a bus depot for the whole city, whilst to the immediate north of the business park is Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority’s £20 million state-of-the-art materials recovery facility.