Network Space Alchemy planning approval latest

Planning green light for next phase of Alchemy Business Park, Knowsley

Network Space Developments (NSD) has secured planning permission for two units within phase two of its Element development at the sought-after Alchemy Business Park in Knowsley, Liverpool.

The two units, situated off Alchemy Way span 105,000 and 42,000 sq. ft. respectively and are both targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating on completion.

The larger unit includes 15m eaves, has two level access loading doors, a further eight bays with dock levellers, provision for 184 parking spaces and an additional 21 trailer spaces. The unit also features a 2-storey external office building with views across the service yard. The second unit, with 10m eaves, has two level access loading doors, two bays with dock levellers and 50 parking spaces.

Alchemy Business Park enjoys a highly prominent location with direct frontage and access on to the A580 East Lancashire Road and less than a mile Junction 4 of the M57.

The two sizeable units mark the last development plot on the well-established commercial  hub, with NSD previously delivering over 200,000 sq. ft across multiple phases at Platinum Court and Element Phase 1. More recently, NSD also let 7 acres at the rear of the site to Amazon for vehicle storage and charging, which was subsequently sold to Marchmont in March 2024.

The first phase of Element is also now the flagship headquarters and dealership for eStar Truck and Van, the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle franchise for the North West and North Wales who occupy alongside Amazon who occupy a third building. 

Element Phase 1 was subsequently sold to CBRE Investment Management in 2022.

NSD Senior Development Manager Simon Eaton, said: “We are delighted to have secured planning permission for this final phase, Element Phase 2 @ Alchemy which has been a real success story for the North West, attracting global businesses to the region, alongside long-term investment that has created hundreds of jobs and supply chain opportunities.

He added: “We are confident there will be significant interest in the last two units which are available immediately for pre-let and design and build opportunities, with both units being deliverable within 12 months of agreements being in place.”

B8 and CBRE have been appointed as joint letting agents for the units.