The Site

Parkside benefits from a strategic location adjacent to the M6 and M62 motorways, serving the large conurbations of the north west and midlands. It is also a critical asset in the Liverpool City Region Freeport.

Parkside Colliery was once the largest and most productive pit in the Lancashire coalfield but has lain derelict for more than 30 years. It is now being transformed into a vital source of employment and economic activity once again which will deliver a step-change for St Helens Borough.

Parkside will benefit from its own link road – now under construction – to Junction 22 of the M6 motorway, putting the site within half an hour’s drive more from more than 5 million people. 13 million people live within an hour’s journey time, making it a perfect hub for national and international logistics operators.

The site is in the very cradle of the UK’s manufacturing sector, making it a perfect base for manufacturers looking for skilled workers. They can also benefit from many of the unique financial benefits that come from being based within a Freeport, with Parkside being the largest designated site within the LCR Freeport. Find out more here.

There remains long term, generational unemployment in parts of Newton-le-Willows and St Helens and the technical reports and surveys highlight Phase One of Parkside will be able to provide up to 1,300 new jobs.

David Baines, Leader, St Helens Borough Council

Parkside’s ultimate occupiers will be providing a wide range of jobs in areas such as advanced manufacturing, logistics, technology, sales, marketing, estates management and process engineering and in developing Parkside we want to ensure that today’s 16 year-olds see it as a base from which to build successful careers.

John Downes, Group Chief Executive, Langtree