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Developers, Western UK Property Group (WUKPG) have submitted plans to redevelop Vauxhall Industrial Estate on Greg Street in Reddish, and build over 200,000 sq ft of new industrial and warehouse units on the site.
All existing units on the industrial estate are currently vacant, and planning permission has previously been granted for the demolition of part of the site, with one shed on the site having already been taken down.
New proposals by WUKPG and architects C4 Projects, will see all existing buildings demolished and replaced with 28 units across six blocks, totalling 205,787 sq ft of new Class B2/B8 Industrial Units. Individual units will range from 4,000 to 13,500 sq, inclusive of first floor office space.
Also included within plans are parking spaces for 173 vehicles, including EV charging facilities as well as bike storage. Further sustainability credentials of the design include a mix of air-source heat pumps and gas-fired radiant tube heating for heating and cooling, as well as the installation of photovoltaic solar panels for electricity generation.
Once fully occupied, it is estimated the scheme would provide employment space for up to 700 workers and help to meet an undersupply of smaller industrial units in Greater Manchester.
A brief consultation with local residents and other commercial neighbours has received a small but positive response, according to SATPLAN, the planning consultants on the scheme.