Located on both the West Coast Main Line and Trans Pennine rail networks and sitting directly on the M6 and M62 motorways, providing easy and quick access to a wide supply chain, a market of more than 35 million people within four hours’ drive and a workforce of approximately 3.4 million within one hours’ drive. So that’s road, rail and sea – but did we also mention we’re less than 20 minutes from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and 30 minutes from Manchester Airport?
“St Helens really has the location and connectivity that other places can only dream of”
It is perfectly poised to take advantage of developments such as the SuperPort initiative, Atlantic Gateway and Mersey Gateway, as well as the opportunities that will come from being a strategic part of both the Northern Powerhouse and the Liverpool City Region.
Home to businesses
Home to award winning businesses in manufacturing and digital technologies.Many major companies decide upon St Helens not only because of its unrivalled position and connectivity, but also because of its access to a large, skilled workforce specialising in distribution, logistics and manufacturing.
4,500 businesses can’t be wrong in choosing St Helens, amongst them multinational names such as NGF, Pilkington, Tata Steel, Sainsbury’s Distribution, Vimto and Co-op Distribution, as well as numerous SME’s, sole traders and entrepreneurs all contributing to a booming business community and economy.
Live and grow
St Helens is a fantastic place to grow a family and live your life. It offers a plethora of places to call home from sleepy villages to new suburban housing developments, boasts outstanding schools, colleges and the University of St Helens, and hosts a varied calendar of sporting and cultural events. With two major cities on the doorstep allied to beautiful countryside and urban green spaces, but also with the connectivity to get you places, why wouldn’t St Helens be the “educated choice” in which to locate?
Parkside Regeneration, a joint venture between St Helens Council and commercial developers Langtree, is proposing to transform the derelict Parkside Colliery site located on the south-eastern edge of Newton-le-Willows, into a new employment park.
The project could generate an estimated £80m per year of new economic activity in the Liverpool City Region, bring in up to £2.2m per year in business rates, and create up to 1,300 permanent new logistics and manufacturing jobs, with an additional 400 jobs during its construction.
A planning application for Phase 1 of Parkside was submitted on 16th January 2018 to St Helens Council.
Supporting the site’s infrastructure, a new link road has been proposed by St Helens Council, easing congestion in the area and diverting any potential commercial traffic away from Newton-le-Willows, Winwick and Hermitage Green. Running through Parkside, the link road would connect the A49 to the strategic motorway network at M6 Junction 22, further enhancing the site’s appeal to commercial developers.
Submission of the link road’s planning application to St Helens and Warrington councils is expected in early March 2018, and follows an extensive consultation with residents and businesses in the area in summer 2017.
For more information on Parkside, visit www.thisisparkside.co.uk