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Royal Mail has taken a 346,000ft² distribution centre at the Mountpark Warrington Omega development in Warrington.

The building, being developed by Mountpark Logistics, was already under construction as a speculative warehouse before Royal Mail decided to move in. It is due for completion in October.

Simon Barker, UK process operations director at Royal Mail, commented: “The North West is a key area for our UK parcels operation. The new site will enable us to meet the growing demand for next day delivery of online shopping.

“We want to be in the best position to respond to the anticipated continued growth in UK parcels and to continue to improve working conditions for our people.”

The facility, located off Junction 8 of the M62 midway between Liverpool and Manchester, is one of four units totalling 757,500ft² being constructed at Mountpark Warrington Omega.

Mountpark Logistics development director Tom Kilmister said: “We decided to build speculatively because the site’s accessibility and connectivity make it one of the best logistics locations in the North West.”

The new warehouses form part of a mixed-use development at Omega which has already attracted a number of major warehouse occupiers including The Hut Group, Asda, Amazon and Hermes Parcelnet.

Since it was created in 2014 with the aim of developing logistics facilities across Europe, Mountpark Logistics has acquired 16 sites with the capacity to accommodate 20 million ft². It currently has a speculative development programme in the UK and Ireland of 2 million ft².

By Simon Jack