Tritax Symmetry unveils plans for Symmetry Park Merseyside (GB)

Tritax Symmetry unveils plans for Symmetry Park Merseyside (GB)

Tritax Symmetry has submitted a major planning application for the creation of a 1million ft² employment park at Symmetry Park in Knowsley, capable of creating 1,035 direct temporary jobs during construction and approximately 1,000 additional jobs within the Liverpool City Region. The proposed scheme is anticipated to generate approximately €55.2m (£51m) of net additional GVA per annum. The planning application for the development of the 65-acre country park is due to be submitted before the end of the month.


Speaking about the planning application Matt Claxton, planning director at Tritax Symmetry, commented: “We are pleased to have submitted the planning application for this landmark employment and country park scheme. The pandemic has had a significant impact on the national economy and bringing forward this new site will create much-needed employment opportunities and attract inward investment to this area of the North West, at a time when the economy needs it most.”


Dominic Page, senior associate at Gerald Eve, which is advising Tritax Symmetry on the planning application, commented: “We are very grateful to all those who took part in the consultation and for their comments which will help shape our plans for the site. Due to the COVID restrictions we worked in close collaboration with Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (KMBC) to develop a wide-reaching consultation programme to ensure that as many people as possible could access and comment on the plans through numerous different channels. Tritax Symmetry has a long-term commitment to the communities in which it develops, and the planning application has been structured in such a way as to enable the development’s benefits to be realised at the earliest opportunity. Our project team will continue to engage and maintain a dialogue with relevant stakeholders and members of the local community throughout the planning process.”


Speaking about the employment site and the country park, Euan Hall, Chief Executive at the Land Trust continued: “Unlocking this disused land has provided us with a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring forward a country park of this scale and we are extremely pleased with the public response so far. With planning now submitted for the employment site, we are working on the application for the country park, which will be submitted by the end of the month.”




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