A huge new logistics centre just off the M62 has been approved as part of the South Heywood Masterplan.

The HPARK development is thought to be one of the largest in the north, with 430,000 sq ft of space now given the green light by Rochdale Council.

Just nine miles from Manchester city centre and directly accessed off the M62 and M66, via the new link road – this new space will form part of a wider redevelopment of south Heywood.

Russells South Heywood (Commercial) Limited claimed this plan will provide a significant regional base for a distribution and logistics operator.

The development would be served by a series of loading bays, car park and administrative office building comprising up to 40,000sqm. The HPARK masterplan outlines six Grade A industrial units ranging in size from 39,000 sq ft to 688,000 sq ft. 

This is one part of the South Heywood Masterplan approved back in March 2020.

The scheme is a major, mixed-use urban extension, which is located on land bound by Manchester Road, Hareshill Road and Pilsworth Road, west of Junction 19 of the M62 in Rochdale. 

A new link road between Junction 19 of the M62 and Pilsworth Road has already been delivered and up to 1,000 new homes, a new primary school, shops, recreation space including sports pitches are also planned.

Andrew Russell, managing director of Russells, said: “We are delighted Rochdale council has approved our application for an additional 430,000 sq ft of space.

This takes the total planning approved, of Industrial and Logistics space at HPARK, to 1.9m sq ft, and further strengthens the local and wider economy. 

“HPARK, in Heywood, is in an exceptional location benefitting from a skilled local workforce and well-considered masterplan.

"We continue to promote the site with regional, national and international occupiers, who have been impressed with the standard of the development. 

“The 120-acre site strives to enhance biodiversity, deliver the highest standards of energy efficient buildings and will create new recreational facilities that will be of benefit to new occupiers and the wider community.”