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Choosing to relocate to Kingsway Business Park means so much more than benefiting from a superb choice of B1, B2 and B8 commercial property options, supported by outstanding transport links.

Kingsway offers easy access to a skilled local workforce, competitive labour rates, excellent public transport links and high quality affordable homes. Eight million people live within an hour’s drive of the park and more than 800,000 people reside in the recruitment catchment area of Rochdale.

Rochdale borough has the second largest concentration of employment in the logistics sector in the North West. The local labour force has considerable experience in logistics roles, and companies that recruit in Rochdale areable to satisfy demand for both permanent and agency positions.

The Key Facts

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People live in recruitment catchment area

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High skill levels qualified tolevel 4 and above

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People live within a 60 minute drive

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UK population is within 120 minute drive

Economic Output

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Rochdale recruitment catchment area

  • 36,740 businesses
  • Total population: 1,022,600
  • Size of available workforce: 646,000
  • 33% of working age population educated to degree level (NVQ4) or above
  • 14,800 people employed in transport and logistics
  • 49,300 people employed in manufacturing

Source: Rochdale Development Agency

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Road Network

Commuting to Kingsway by car is simple and straightforward. The business park is located directly off Junction 21 of the M62 motorway and is served by a first-class local road network. Rochdale town centre is just over two miles (around eight minutes’ drive) away.

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Tram Network

Kingsway Business Park has its own dedicated Metrolink tram stop. Trams run every 12 minutes throughout the day and link the business park to Manchester city centre, Rochdale train station, Rochdale town centre, Oldham and neighbouring towns along the line.

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Bus

Regular bus services operate in the vicinity of the business park, along the A664 Kingsway, A671 Oldham Road and A640 Rochdale Road. Kingsway employees also benefit from access to the Kingsway Link - a door-to-door bus service that operates from Rochdale, Middleton, Heywood and areas of Oldham from 5am to 11pm.

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Walking & Cycling

Kingsway is connected to an excellent network of well-maintained cycling and walking routes. In addition to footpaths, bridleways and cycleways, the Rochdale Canal towpath also offers an easy, traffic-free route. Cycle lockers are available at the Kingsway Metrolink stop.

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Logistics are key to the ongoing success of our business and the park’s direct link to the M62 motorway was a major factor in our decision to relocate as our main distribution centre.

Simon Boocock
CEO - CR Laurence

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We have more than doubled our workforce since moving to Kingsway Business Park and have taken on several apprentices. We are also just minutes from Junction 21 of the M62.

David Gilberton
Managing Director - WWCTV

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Kingsway offered a brand-new facility in a modern, clean and carefully designed environment that reflects the high standards that are akin to our company’s values.

John Atherton
Managing Director - Edmund Bell

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Logic gives us the space and facilities required to move ahead with our business plan. Most importantly, the location next to the M62, allows for the speedier fulfilment of orders.

Rob Lihou
Founder - Justfulfil

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