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Bootle firm secures letting at new Mersey Reach development

A Bootle-based precision blade manufacturer has secured a 22,000 sq ft letting at the new Mersey Reach development on Dunnings Bridge Road.

Hardy UK, currently based on Fernhill Road in Bootle, designs and manufactures precision blades for the global leather industry.

Work started on the Mersey Reach development in December and Hardy is scheduled to relocate to their new premises by August 2020.

Mersey Reach is supported by Sefton Council’s business growth team, InvestSefton, and employment and training opportunities will be given to nearby residents through the Sefton@Work programme.

Situated on a 13.5-acre site, the logistics park is strategically located on a prominent gateway route into the docks, with fast access to the M57 and M58.

Once complete, the Mersey Reach logistics park will create up to 350 jobs and is estimated to have a £5.5m positive impact on the area.

MerseyReach is being developed by the Warrington office of industrial developer and asset manager Chancerygate.

Chancerygate Development Director and Head of the company’s Warrington office, Mike Walker, said: “It is excellent to welcome a long-established local business such as Hardy UK to Mersey Reach. This is the area’s first new, multi-unit logistics park to be built for years. We are pleased to work closely with Sefton Council and other stakeholders to bring more business, jobs and other opportunities to the area.”

Councillor Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council cabinet member for regeneration and skills, said: “We are delighted with the training and employment opportunities the new Mersey Reach development will bring our residents. It is an exciting time for the borough, with new developments and investment that will benefit everyone across Sefton.”