Omega, Warrington

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.

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Links:

http://www.millerdevelopments.co.uk/Omega.aspx

http://www.omegaopportunity.com/

Ikea

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.

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An aerial view of Ikea at Junction 8 of the M62. You can see how close the store is to the motorway.

 

 

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Staff at the opening of the Warrington store in 1987.

IMAGES:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ikea-celebrates-25-years-in-uk-1354248

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/01/ikea-celebrates-25-years-the-uk_n_1928329.html