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Haydock, St. Helens


Logistics Development

Logistics In St. Helens

Logistics development in the Liverpool City Region


The new Liverpool 2 deep water container ship terminal will double the capacity of the Port of Liverpool and has the potential to help transform not just Liverpool but the whole of the Liverpool City Region into a world-class multimodal freight hub.


In order to help fully deliver economic benefits, the new container terminal needs to be supported by investment across the Liverpool City Region as part of the Superport.

The Atlantic Gateway partnership between the Local Enterprise Partnership [LEP] areas of the Liverpool City Region, Greater Manchester and Cheshire & Warrington seeks to co-ordinate LEP activities in freight and logistics infrastructure.


Over £1 billion of investment in the region’s infrastructure has been secured but without a sufficient supply of land for logistics development to take place the objectives of the Liverpool City region LEP, and the economic potential of the City Region will not be fulfilled.


Market analysis research carried out by the Liverpool City Region LEP has identified


  1. A net requirement for 634 hectares of land for logistics and manufacturing over the next 20 years; and

  2. A severe lack of available deliverable sites across the City Region.



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There is a clear and immediate need therefore for available sites in suitable locations that can be delivered in the short term.

Logistics In St. Helens


Located at the heart of the Superport area, St. Helens occupies a strategic location between the Liverpool 2 container terminal and the national motorway network. As a result, the Borough has a critical role to play in the large-scale logistics sector.


The St. Helens Core Strategy, adopted in 2012, identified that insufficient brownfield land exists to accommodate the Borough’s need for employment development and that the only realistic and viable option would be to take land out of the Green Belt.


The Council’s latest evidence for the emerging St. Helens Local Plan clearly shows that:

  • The Council needs to plan for significantly higher levels of economic growth than even those in the adopted Core Strategy;

  • There is a need for 177-214ha of employment land between 2012 and 2037 with the majority (100-130ha) being for Logistics uses;

  • Sites in locations in close proximity to a junction accessing the M6 are the first priority; and,

  • An extension to the Haydock Industrial Estate is a preferable location for employment development.



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Why Haydock?


Haydock is ideally located with direct access to the A580 dual carriageway which gives occupiers quick and easy access to the motorway network and beyond. The site lies just 1.5 miles west of junction 23 of the M6 with direct access via the East Lancs road (A580) and would be an extension to the Haydock Industrial Estate. The site is therefore an ideal and sustainable location to provide employment development and contribute to the identified employment land needs of the area.