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MIPIM Investment Prospectus


AVIATOR | ELLESMERE PORT | PROTOS AVIATOR AT HOOTON PARK Aviator at Hooton Business Park is an exciting new development providing up to 450,000sqft of industrial / manufacturing / logistics facilities at a well established north west location with immediate motorway access. Redsun Developments have an established track record of delivering high quality commercial developments in the north west of England. Aviator is Redsun’s latest project being developed at Hooton Business Park, the site of a former RAF airfield. Aviator is a cutting edge, modern offer to manufacturing and logistics operators seeking new a facility at a location with immediate motorway access. The development is likely to appeal to operators within the aerospace and automotive supply chains due to the critical mass of local existing companies including Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson Controls, Teledyne CML. Traditional logistics operators will also find the site attractive given the high blue collar labour supply in the immediate area. Units of 125,000sqft and 325,000sqft are planned but specific D&B requirements can be satisfied on the 22-acre site. The site benefits from a streamlined planning regime via the Local Development Order and occupant businesses can secure Enhanced Capital Allowances as a result of the sites Enterprise Zone status. This allows for 100% claim against first year qualifying expenditure up to 125 million euros. Interested parties should approach instructed agents, Knight Frank and Legat Owen, for further details on Leasehold or Freehold terms. PROTOS A strategic cluster of energy, innovation and industry, Protos will see energy generation located side by side with energy intensive users providing secure, low cost, lower carbon energy. Located in the North West’s industrial heartland, Protos is consented for energy production, general manufacturing and distribution uses. The 54 hectare site provides opportunities of scale for businesses to locate in Ellesmere Port. £170 million has already been invested in Protos through phase 1, with further significant investment due to commence during 2018. Protos provides the opportunity to work with an experienced developer able to provide flexible property solutions, and assistance from consenting through to turnkey delivery. Less than 2 km away from the M56 linking to the M6 corridor, a purpose built dry cargo berth and freight rail link and within 40 minutes drivetime from 2 international airports; Protos’ proximity to multi modal transport links provides excellent connectivity. Protos is an ideal location for energy intensive users with 21 MW of power available from March 2018 through the newly completed biomass facility and a further 124 MW of export capacity and 57 MW of import capacity being delivered. 18

ELLESMERE PORT DEVELOPMENT - THE PORTS THE PLACE Ellesmere Port is at the heart of industrial development and investment in west Cheshire. The home to major international businesses including Regatta, Jaguar Land Rover / DHL, Westland Horticulture, Marks and Spencer, ESSAR, Peel (Protos), URENCO, Cheshire Oaks and The University of Chester (Thornton Science Park) it provides a unique and supportive environment for investment. The Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone status ensures that the benefits of locating in Ellesmere Port include enhanced capital allowance and rate relief for qualifying businesses on specific sites. Over the period 2009 to 2014, total employment in Ellesmere Port increased by 2,400 jobs, an increase of 9.7% compared to 2.1% in the North West and 4% in Great Britain. There is a strong base of engineering and manufacturing skills and above average numbers of degree educated employees. Local press refer to Ellesmere Port as a ‘Boom Town’, based on the affordable and attractive environment for employees to locate and over 1,100 homes delivered or under construction by developers including Redrow, Countryside, MacBryde Homes and others. In the heart of the North West and within 40 minutes of Liverpool, Manchester and North Wales you could not be better located for links by road, rail and air. At Cheshire Oaks, Marks and Spencer’s largest store outside London has recently been joined by Debenhams and the flagship Ralph Lauren store has been completed. The historic city of Chester is only eight miles away including the brand new award winning Storyhouse Cultural Centre (theatre, cinema, library, café and bar). On the outskirts of the town Thornton Science Park continues to attract new tenants with its mix of incubation space and academic input from the colocated University of Chester Faculty of Science and Engineering. Laboratory spaces have recently been refurbished and kitted out ready for the new occupiers. Public Sector support and investment has been focussed on supporting businesses in recent years and includes: - Enterprise Zone (EZ) status secured for 10 key sites - European Assisted Area Status secured 2014 – 2020 - Local Development Order (LDO) established for North Road Industrial Area - Town Centre Improvement Programme (46% shops on Whitby Rd improved) Working with the adjacent Thornton Science Park, we promote research and innovation. With its links to world-class research and facilities, Protos offers access to energy; skills; UK and international markets; resources and co-located supply chain. Protos is part of the Cheshire Energy Hub, the driving force behind the Energy Innovation District; the first low carbon energy cluster in the UK that is working collaboratively across energy vectors, and public and private business to provide lower energy costs, raising resource productivity and delivering innovation. For more information contact our agents GVA and Gerald Eve. 19