Royal London releases land for sale at its Wilmslow campus

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Royal London has brought to market a prime residential development opportunity with outline planning consent for 60 new dwellings, close to the sought-after town centre of Wilmslow, in Cheshire. 


Spanning circa 9.1 acres, the development site, known as ‘Westlands’, boasts a prominent position to the west of Alderley Road directly opposite Royal London’s wider Fulshaw Park campus. 

Acting on behalf of Royal London, Colliers International is inviting offers from housing developers who can demonstrate an exemplary track record of acquiring and delivering similar opportunities. 

“Westlands represents an excellent opportunity for a housebuilder to acquire a ‘ready to go’ site in a desirable and well-established residential area,” said Mike Brassington, Director of Residential Development at Colliers International. “Being generally level and rectangular in shape the site naturally lends itself to development and will be attractive to housebuilders, whilst the prominent road frontage makes for a highly accessible site from both a construction and occupational perspective.

Brassington continues: “Fulshaw Park is located within walking distance from the highly desirable town centre of Wilmslow, which boasts a wide range of local amenities including excellent schools as well as high-end retail and leisure facilities. The site’s prominence on Alderley Road, the ‘southern gateway’ to Wilmslow, means it also benefits from proximity to Alderley Edge; an equally desirable town within Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’.” 

Colliers is also advising Royal London on a redevelopment/disposal strategy for the wider Fulshaw Park campus, following Royal London’s announcement that it is to relocate to nearby Alderley Park by 2021. 

The wider Fulshaw Park site will be redeveloped to create a ‘living campus’ incorporating 17,000 sq m of new office space, suitable for occupiers of varying sizes, with up to 1,100 car parking spaces and the creation of new pedestrian and cycle routes. The northern part of the site has outline planning permission for a further 120 homes.


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Mike Brassington

Director, Residential, City & Suburban Development

Manchester

Mike joined Colliers International in 2006 to provide advice on a wide range of mixed use development projects, primarily in the North West of England. Mike is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years of property experience.

Mike has the benefit of over 10 years' client side experience having been employed as Land Manager for both regional and national house builders where he gained experience in large scale site appraisals and acquisitions. Mike has also been a Director of a registered NHBC house builder focusing on private new build residential developments.

A significant proportion of Mike's work at Colliers International is focused around advising clients on the valuation, appraisal and disposal of various mixed use development opportunities. Mike's client side experience means that he is well placed to provide consultancy advice from a developer perspective, particularly when negotiating the disposal or acquisition of opportunities.

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Suzy Simpson

Associate Director

London - West End

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• Developing and executing internal, external & digital communications strategy for the UK and EMEA business.
• Developing and implementing tactical communications plans to build the brand and promote key messages across all aspects of the mdeia - print, broadcast and social
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• Reputation management and crisis management
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  • Provide strategic direction to the PR & Digtal Marketing teams across EMEA
  • I am a member of the EMEA Marekting Leadership and Global PR & Social teams
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  • Delivering creative PR campaigns and distributing news from across the business, including new instructions, transactions, research reports, new starters and new business initiatives.

  • Developing relationships between key individuals and relevant journalists through our strategic media engagement programme. 

  • Drafting and managing industry award entries.

  • Supporting PR Director Charlotte Freeman on EMEA M&As and major corporate annaouncements  to ensure that the brand is properly represented externally.

  • Media Training for key spokespeople

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