Informal tenders are being sought for a major development site in East Cheshire.

Engine of the North, Cheshire East Council’s property development company, is seeking offers for the whole site, or individual plots on the 14-acre development site at Earl Road, Handforth Cheshire.

The site is immediate adjacent to the highly successful Handforth Dean Retail Park on the A34 arterial route. It has a wide range of potential uses including Employment, Retail, Leisure and Car Showrooms, subject to planning consent.

In addition to selling the whole or individual plots, Engine of the North is able to provide bespoke design and build solutions for interested occupiers.

Darran Lawless, Managing Director of Engine of the North, commented on the opportunity, “We anticipate significant interest in the Earl Road site. The Council have received numerous expressions of interest previously and we are confident that now the site is has been brought to the market offers will be forthcoming from end users, developers and investors.

“Fronting onto the A34, the site is of regional importance and well placed to serve the towns of Alderley Edge and Wilmslow as well as passing traffic to Manchester, the motorway networks and Manchester Airport.”

CBRE’s Manchester office is the sole agent appointed to market the scheme and Senior Director Colin Thomasson is managing the informal tender process.

“Following the closing of the informal tender process, we shall conduct an evaluation process with our clients to consider the bids which make the best use of this hugely exciting site , and offer the best value to my clients. At this stage, we are open to proposals that utilise the entire site as well as interest in individual plots only.

“New development opportunities of this size and in such a proven location are rare and we expect a large number of enquiries.”

The deadline for offers by way of Informal Tender is 27th June.

For further information about the site and to obtain the marketing particulars, please contact Colin Thomasson at CBRE on 0161 233 5645 or

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