Northern Trust Unveils Refurbished Office Space at Vortex House, Wavertree

Northern Trust has formerly unveiled their refurbished 22,900 sq ft office scheme; Vortex House, Wavertree at a breakfast reception. The event which was held on 26th September was attended by a number of Liverpool and local agents.

Offices to let Liverpool

Northern Trust & CBRE Congratulate the Business Card Draw Winner Jonathan Lowe of GVA

Neil Kirkham, Associate Director at CBRE joint lettings agents on the scheme commented “We believe this is the only detached office building of this quality in the 20,000-25,000 sq ft bracket available in the Liverpool City region presently. Couple this with the close proximity to Liverpool City Centre, Wavertree train station (200m) and the M62, which Wavertree Business Park benefits, give Vortex House a fairly unique position in the market.”

For the full press release please click here. For more details about Vortex House please visit the dedicated website at or contact one of the joint letting agents on the scheme: CBRE on 0151 224 7666 or Whittle Jones on 01257 238666.

Whittle Jones Launches New Mobile Website

Whittle Jones Chartered Surveyors; has announced that they have launched a new mobile version of their website.

Whittle Jones who performs an asset management function for commercial portfolios totalling in excess of 9 million sq ft have developed their website for the mobile platform to make it easier for customers to search for properties and obtain key information in a condensed format.

Mobile users visiting the Whittle Jones’ website at will now be automatically directed to the new mobile site unless they opt to view the desktop site.

For more details please visit the full press release by clicking here.

Sainsbury’s Signs Up For Northern Trust’s £10 Million Carrington Centre Redevelopment

Northern Trust is delighted to announce that Sainsbury’s has been secured as food retailer for its £10 million Carrington Centre redevelopment in Eccleston, near Chorley.

Sainsbury’s have signed a long term lease which will see them anchor the retail centre from the new 4,000 sq ft convenience store.

The 13,000 sq ft new retail parade also includes 8 other shops including the post office and pharmacy as well as the library. Only two of the shop units remain available to let and cover 743 sq ft and 1,523 sq ft respectively. Anyone interested should contact Peter E Gilkes & Co on 01257 266999.

Work on the initial phase of the development has commenced and as expected should complete prior to Christmas to enable our retained tenants to benefit from the seasonal trade. Completion of the final fit out of the new Sainsbury’s store will follow in the New Year.

For more details please see the full press release by clicking here.

Northern Trust Appoints Legat Owen at Simms Cross & Mersey Buildings

Northern Trust has appointed property agents Legat Owen as joint agents alongside Whittle Jones for their Simms Cross office and retail premises in Widnes; and retail and leisure unit at Mersey Building.

Mersey Building Warrington

Mersey Building Warrington

Tom Parkinson, Director at Northern Trust commented “We are pleased to have appointed Legat Owen as joint agents, alongside our in-house management agents, Whittle Jones. We are confident that with their knowledge and reputation in the area it will attract further interest in the premises with new or existing companies looking to relocate to either Widnes or Warrington.”

Legat Owen was established in 1986 with the aim of providing expert, professional and personal advise on retail property. Since its inception, the company has strategically expanded so that it now provides the same respected level of advice across the whole spectrum of commercial property, including industrial, offices, in and out of town retail, leisure and land.

For more details see the full press release at:

Exciting Plans for Teal Close Take a Step Forward

Northern Trust are bringing forward proposals for a mixed use development on land to the east of Netherfield, known as Teal Close. The plans, which were recently on display at Carlton Town Football Club and the St George’s Centre in Netherfield, are for 830 new homes (including much-needed affordable properties) and include new sports pitches, employment land, a hotel, a community hub and primary school, biodiversity enhancements and highways improvements.

The proposals, worth £96 million, could create around 700 long-term jobs in a sustainable location and will help to provide affordable properties for key workers.

For more details on the proposals please visit the dedicated website at

Last Few Plots Available at The Village Garden

Fellows Homes are pleased to announce that there are only a few plots remaining at their new Village Garden housing development, The scheme comprising of 53 homes has proved extremely popular with 7 plots reserved in the last month alone.

The Village Garden Chorley

The Village Garden Chorley

The Village Garden which is a joint venture scheme between Northern Trust and local house builder Fellows Homes, and includes a range of houses from 2 bed starter homes up to 4 bedroom family homes. The scheme offers a unique opportunity to finish your home exactly how you want it, before you move in.

For more information on The Village Garden please contact our sales team on 01257 460118 or visit Alternatively you can pop down tot he site to see the new showroom.

Northern Trust & Fellows Homes To Deliver 2nd New Housing Development

Northern Trust has again joined forces with local house builder, Fellows Homes to provide a second new housing development in Chorley. The new development is located at Duke Street, and follows on from the success of The Village Garden new housing scheme at Quarry Road, where the final phase of development is nearing completion.

Following the successful detailing planning application, work on the first phase of the development is expected to commence later in the year. Fellows Homes will be undertaking the construction work on the site and when completed, the development will provide 70 new homes in a range of 2 and 3 bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached family house types. A proportion of affordable housing is also included and incorporates a range of 1 and 2 bed apartments.

Anyone interested in registering their interest on the houses at the Duke Street site can contact Fellows Homes on 01257 460118 or email:

Village Hall Plans Take a Step Closer

Metacre Limited has confirmed that new plans for construction of a new village hall in Weeton have now been submitted. The plans form part of a partnership scheme with Village Hall Charity, which includes the proposal for 20 homes including a proportion of affordable housing on land at Mythop Road.

Sketch Proposed Street Scene Perspective

A spokesperson on behalf of Metacre Ltd commented “As a long-standing landowner on the Fylde Coast with a particular connection to the community of Weeton we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Village Hall Charity on this exciting scheme which will see the construction of a new hall for the village.”

For the full press release please click here.

Northern Trust Team Up with Apollo Energy

Northern Trust has announced that it has joined up with Utility Management Consultants Apollo Energy to provide a range of utility management services for its occupiers.

Northern Trust Teams up with Apollo Energy

Apollo Energy are already utility management consultants to Whittle Jones, managing agents acting on behalf of Northern Trust; and their service covers contract procurement, through to the installation of smart meters and supply capacity reduction. The company is dedicated to providing a ‘one-stop shop’ service to businesses and organisations.

For more details please visit the dedicated customer area section of the website of the Whittle Jones website.

Northern Trust Officially Launches First Phase New Gerards Park Industrial Development

Northern Trust has officially opened the first phase of its new industrial/workshop development, Gerards Park in St Helens.

The 30,878 sq ft scheme, located off College Street was formerly unveiled at a breakfast reception on the 15th November when Northern Trust welcomed local dignataries, council representatives, and members of the business community to the new development.

Northern Trust Celebrate the Launch of the First Phase Development of Gerards Park, St Helens

With the assistance of European Regional Development Fund money, Northern Trust plans to develop out the site in three phases. The first phase of which comprises of 21 units split into three blocks with sizes ranging from 537 sq ft up to 3,789 sq ft.

The full press release can be viewed by clicking here. More details on the scheme can also be found on the dedicated website at