13 industrial units over 192,000 square feet. BREEAM ‘Excellent’

Langtree has submitted a planning application to Oldham Council for the next phase of its £40m Hollinwood Junction project, being delivered in partnership with the local authority.

Permission is being sought for 13 units providing a total of 192,000 square feet of light industrial, storage, distribution and manufacturing space, with associated parking and service yards.

The wider scheme, being delivered in partnership with the council, is expected to create 760 jobs and will incorporate retail, leisure, employment space and up to 150 family homes.  The site is adjacent to Junction 22 of the M60 Motorway, southwest of Oldham town centre.

“Our ambition is to provide a variety of modern employment spaces that will provide room for local employers to expand and help attract new occupiers keen to benefit from the site’s location and the town’s skilled workforce,” said Josh Downes, senior development manager at Langtree.

Cllr Arooj Shah, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “Hollinwood Junction is a really exciting project and once it’s all finished it will be a great place for young people and families to thrive, and improve opportunities for Oldhamers.

“I’m delighted that the planning for the next phase is being submitted to keep the project moving.

“This is another significant milestone in making our borough an even better place to live, work and raise a family – and it is brilliant that Hollinwood Junction is transforming the old gasworks into a space where Oldhamers can be proud to live and work.”

The developer is targeting a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating and will utilise translucent fascia materials throughout the scheme to allow for maximum natural light within each unit.  The proposals also include extensive landscaping.

The properties will be accessed by the recently constructed roundabout on Albert Street which services the successful Costa drive-through developed by Langtree in an earlier phase.  The site was previously occupied by a large gas holder, demolished in 2020.

Spawforths is the planning consultancy advising on the application, with the scheme being designed by Fletcher Rae.