Strategically placed between Manchester and Leeds, at Junction 21 of the M62, Kingsway Business Park is perfectly placed for manufacturing, logistics, and other commercial operations. With its direct access to the M62, and the M60, M6, M61 and M1 motorways all within easy reach, Kingsway provides unrivalled access to the rest of the UK.
Manchester city centre is just over half an hour’s drive away. Leeds is reached in less than 40 minutes and journeys to Liverpool typically take an hour. Regular tram services to Rochdale, Manchester and further afield run from Kingsway’s dedicated Metrolink stop.
Outstanding connectivity is the real hallmark of Kingsway Business Park. As our map of HGV drive times shows, Kingsway is superbly placed for businesses looking to serve the North West region – as well as much further afield… and globally!
Manchester Airport, Manchester Euroterminal, Liverpool Airport, Liverpool’s docks, Wakefield Europort and 3MG Widnes are typically reached within an hour. The Humber Ports, East Midlands Airport, Birmingham and the Hams Hall (West Midlands) Railhead fall within a maximum of two and a half hours drive. Further afield still, Teesport is just three hours and 10 minutes away. Glasgow is around four and a half hours away. The M4 corridor/Slough is a four-hour drive. London/Tilbury docks are reached in around four hours, 40 minutes. The Port of Southampton takes less than five hours to reach and the Port of Felixstowe is just over six hours away.
Kingsway Business Park enjoys unrivalled access to the UK motorway network, with around 110,000 vehicles passing the park every day. Ideally placed for accessing virtually all parts of the UK, Kingsway is located directly off the M62 motorway – with both the M60 orbital motorway and the M66 close by.
Kingsway is a short tram ride from Rochdale train station, which is served by regular trains to Manchester Victoria and Leeds. For rail fright, Kingsway is 35 minutes from Manchester Euroterminal, 50 minutes from Wakefield Europort and two hours, fifteen minutes from the Hams Hall (West Midlands) railhead.
International flights and air cargo services are available from both Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Manchester Airport currently handles around 100,000 tonnes of import and export freight/mail annually, connecting the North of England to 160 destinations around the world.
Kingsway is around an hour’s drive from the port of Liverpool and approx. two hours 10 minutes from Humberside’s ports. Liverpool handles over 30 million tonnes of freight annually. Humberside has the main UK ports for a number of European, Scandinavian and Baltic destinations.
With a skilled local workforce and excellent training opportunities available, Kingsway is an intelligent choice for business. Extensive training opportunities are offered at Rochdale’s Hopwood Hall College, Rochdale Training and through other local providers. Specialist training for the logistics sector is offered by providers such as MANTRA Learning, the regional training provider for the National Logistics Academy. There are also five universities across the Manchester city region. With high quality local schools and an ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ Sixth Form College, the area is working hard to create a high skills base for the future.
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With bustling towns, award winning parks, leisure centres, sports facilities and beautiful countryside on the doorstep, the Rochdale area is so much more than a centre for business.
Made up of Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and the Pennines township, Rochdale borough has thriving town centres as well as excellent schools, colleges and leisure facilities. There are leading names as well as speciality local shops, excellent pubs and restaurants. In addition to a good choice of established housing, millions of pounds are being invested in affordable new homes.
Thanks to Rochdale borough’s superb location at the foothills of the South Pennines, there’s also no shortage of opportunities for outdoor activities. From walking, rambling, cycling, climbing and nature trails to water sports at Hollingworth Lake, there is plenty to do locally. And of course, all the attractions of Manchester city centre are only a short distance away.