A NEW business development is set to be built off Winwick Road.

Planners at Warrington Borough Council have given the go ahead for the 5.38 hectare site at Calver Park, close to the junction of Cromwell Avenue near to LA Bowl.

It comes in the same week as the unit for Asics, the sportswear giant, in Gemini being sold for £2.6million and  Zenith Logistics moving into a three aces plot at Barley Castle.

The Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund (GMPVF) is carrying out the work at Calver Park which will provide a variety of occupier space requirements.

The redevelopment includes up to 18,147sqm of employment space (B1c, B2 and B8) with ancillary office, and up to 1,933sqm of car showroom.

James Sheppard, planning associate at GVA, commented: "We are delighted to have secured this planning permission for GMPVF, allowing for high quality, bespoke employment space to be brought forward at Calver Park.

"The site provides an excellent opportunity to allow for significant jobs creation in this sustainable location, delivering quality employment space to meet the requirements of a range of businesses."

Clr Terry O’Neill, eader of Warrington Borough Council said: "These three recent property deals and announcements are very positive for the town.

"Private sector investment brings employment which is always great news.

"August is traditionally a quiet period in the commercial property sector and so this burst of exciting property activity, particularly this month, shows the buoyancy of Warrington as a national hotspot for business investment and once again sets Warrington apart as a market leader."

The outline planning permission includes for a mix of employment uses (light industrial / general industrial / storage / distribution).

Subsequent detailed applications will establish the exact mix of employment use to allow for a range of business types.

The site is classified as brownfield but the land has already been cleared.