Planning permission granted for wellbeing-led business park

31.05.24 3 min read by Charlotte Kennedy

Thousands of new jobs are set to be created in Crewe, after Cheshire East Council have granted us planning permission for Weston M6, a new state-of-the-art commercial and business park.

Located between the A500 and David Whitby Way in the emerging Basford East neighbourhood, the scheme will break the mould of traditional business parks by creating a holistic working environment that prioritises the health and wellbeing of employees, visitors, and neighbours.

Our plans aim to provide a network of footpaths, cycleways, pocket parks, and nature trails, will weave through Weston M6 to create high-quality workspaces enveloped by expansive greenery and nature. This focus on nature not only fosters a healthier and more enjoyable work environment but also underscores a commitment to environmental sustainability.

Employees at Weston M6 will find that this commitment extends to the units, with each one fitted with an array of sustainability features, including solar PV and EV charging points. The prioritisation of employee wellbeing will extend into the offices, providing light and bright beautifully designed spaces kitted out to the highest specifications, signifying a step-change in how office space is delivered in similar schemes.

At Weston M6, we will deliver six logistics and industrial units, totalling nearly 1.2million sq. ft of space, whilst a further five office blocks will provide around 100,000 sq. ft of space. It is anticipated that 2,900 new jobs will be created upon completion of the site, with 165 jobs provided during the construction phase.

Sarah Chicken, Development Manager, said:

Everyone wants to work in an environment that prioritises not only productivity but also well-being. With its seamless integration of nature, cutting-edge sustainability features, and prime location, Weston M6 offers a workplace of the future. It has been designed to put people at the forefront of the development by creating a workplace setting that fosters creativity, collaboration and most importantly, health. Businesses across the nation are eager to invest in Crewe. Not only does the town’s location make it ideal for accessing regional and international markets, but Crewe itself is renowned for its innovation and skilled workforce. With the introduction of Weston M6, we are confident that Crewe will continue to attract forward-thinking companies and drive growth for years to come. ”

The approved planning application grants detailed permission for Phase One of the site, which includes three of the logistics units. The remaining three units and office space have been granted outline permission, establishing the principle of the development.

A further Reserved Matters Application to agree the details of Phase Two will come forward before the end of 2024.

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