At Junction 8 of the motorway you cannot miss the enormous buildings of the Omega development. Built on the site of the former Burtonwood Airbase. Omega is the largest mixed-use development in the North West, comprising of warehouses, logistics centres and homes.
With immediate access to the region’s motorway network from Junction 8 of the M62, it’s unrivalled location has already proved attractive to Brakes Bros, Hermes Parcelnet, Travis Perkins and Asda, all of whom have chosen the site for new regional logistics centres.
Ikea and the Gemini Retail Park in Warrington attract a lot of traffic to the M62. I guess that Ikea is particularly noteworthy as the Warrington store was the first of the furniture giant’s stores in the UK. It opened on 1st October 1987.
An aerial view of Ikea at Junction 8 of the M62. You can see how close the store is to the motorway.
Staff at the opening of the Warrington store in 1987.