KPI Properties has submitted a detailed planning application for 162,000 sq ft of office and industrial space at Trafford Park in Manchester.

The joint venture partnership between St Modwen Properties and Salhia Real Estate Co plans a new development called Avro Park which will comprise 70,000 sq ft of offices and 92,000 of light industrial space. The site which is on Mosley Road is located next to the 360,000 sq ft warehouse and UK headquarters being developed by KPI for adidas.

Avro Park, so called because Manchester heavy bombers were built on the site by Avro, will be built speculatively in two phases and the first units will be ready for occupation from next summer. The adjoining Adidas facility will open next next spring.

Chris Mulcahy, a director at letting agent King Sturge, said: ‘Trafford Park over the last two years has emerged as an interesting office location given its proximity to the M60, the Trafford Centre and the established Salford Quays.’