Mountpark Logistics has let a 346,153 sq ft site at its Warrington Omega distribution park to Royal Mail for use as a new parcel hub.

Mountpark Warrington Omega

The facility is one of four units, totalling 757,555 sq ft, which Mountpark is building speculatively at its Warrington Omega development.

Mountpark Warrington Omega is part of the Omega mixed-use development at Junction 8 of the M62, midway between Liverpool and Manchester. Existing Omega occupiers include: The Hut Group, ASDA, Amazon and Hermes Parcelnet.

Construction on the Royal Mail building is already underway and on schedule to complete in October this year.

Tom Kilmister, development director, Mountpark UK and Ireland said: “We decided to build speculatively at Mountpark Warrington Omega because the site’s accessibility and connectivity make it one of the best logistics locations in the North West. We are delighted that this new building suits Royal Mail’s requirements. We are working closely with the team during the final stages of construction and we look forward to welcoming them as our first occupiers on the scheme.”

Omega Warrington and Homes England are the development partners at the Warrington park. CBRE and JLL are the letting agents.

Simon Barker, UK process operations director at Royal Mail, added: “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 the UK parcels, and to continue to improve working conditions for our people.”

Since its formation in 2014, Mountpark Logistics has acquired 16 sites with the potential to deliver more 20m sq ft of logistics accommodation. The company is currently on site with a speculative development programme of around 2m sq ft in the UK and Ireland.