Cheadle Towns Fund

5. Cheadle Eco Business Park

Following a successful Town Fund Investment Plan, work has progressed on developing a business case to bring forward an Eco Business Park at Bird Hall Lane. The project aligns with clean economic growth objectives, creating new employment opportunities on an under used brownfield land. The high environmental performance and the use of green technology aligns with our Climate Action Now objectives.

A design team was appointed in autumn 2021 and design work was quickly progressed. Proposed layouts, elevations and technical services plans as well as provisional clean energy designs have all been produced to an early design stage in support of the business case submission.

Bird Hall Lane has been identified for several years as a strategic redevelopment opportunity. The site is under-utilised, has dated property infrastructure, and is poorly and inefficiently configured. It presents a great opportunity to redevelop to provide new employment space and support clean growth. The site is approximately 7 acres providing around 100,000 square feet of industrial space.

The scheme will be market leading in terms of the environmental credentials. This will include targeting outstanding or excellent BREEAM ratings, to minimise carbon in both the build and in the operation of the scheme to low/net zero levels and with on-site renewable energy generation.