Garston Development Site
Liverpool, L19 2JW

The site at the heart of the Port Estate of Garston comprises 5.1 hectares (12.6 acres). The port offers multimodal freight facilities with deep-sea access and direct links to the national rail network. Backed by a programme of ongoing investment, our ports provide leading facilities and equipment, operated by our expert teams who can safely and efficiently handle a wide variety of different cargoes.

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5.1 hectares (12.6 acres)

Leasehold Design & Build units ranging 20,000 - 60,000 sq ft


The Port of Garston offers the ideal gateway to the industrial heartlands of the North West of England and easy access to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester and their surrounding conurbations. The site benefits from being located in a Freeport Customs Zone.

  • Single unit sizes possible from 20,000 - 60,000 sq ft
  • Site can be sub divided to suit occupier requirements
  • Flexible access and possibility of Rail freight connection


Liverpool and the wider area of Merseyside have a large workforce with broad and diverse experience across multiple sectors.

  • Total population of 1,434,300
  • 767,700 skilled workforce with NVQ 2+ qualifications
  • 40,000 people work in the manufacturing industry


The site is located within the port which is allocated for employment use. The port also benefits from:

  • Extensive permitted development rights for port-related activities
  • Experienced, in-house resource, which means that ABP Garston is in a unique position to facilitate rapid planning and development


The Port of Garston benefits from a robust power infrastructure.

  • Sufficient power to meet demand
  • We will work closely with potential occupiers to ensure their specific energy requirements can be accommodated
  • Option to develop green power solutions


5.1 hectares (12.6 acres) of available port land to let within the secure confines of the Port of Garston.

Located on the north bank of the River Mersey, seven miles from the centre of Liverpool, the Port plays a central role in supporting industry in the hinterlands of Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and the Midlands. ABP has recently invested £2.5m in enhancing the storage facilities for its customers at Garston, which offers dry bulk accommodation for cargoes such as grain, ores and sand.

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ABP has the financial resource, the expertise and the experience to design and build bespoke accommodation ranging from single units to multi-building facilities.


+ 5.1 hectares (12.6 acres) of brownfield development land

+ The port has the ability to accommodate deep-sea trade

+ The site is wholly owned by ABP and leasehold facilities can be designed and built to meet individual occupier requirements

+ The site has access to port-related utilities and services. A full assessment of available utilities will be provided on request

+ The site can be sub-divided to suit individual occupier requirements up to 20,000 – 60,000 sq ft

+ The port benefits from easy links to the M56, M62, and M6

+ Bespoke design and build opportunities available

+ Multi modal connectivity – road / rail / sea

+ Benefits from being located within a Freeport Customs Zone

Potential Uses

+ Port-related uses

+ Industrial

+ Logistics

+ Warehouse

+ Manufacturing and processing

Working with LEPs and National Government

ABP has strong working relationships with the UK Government as well as Local Enterprise Partnerships who work closely with businesses to facilitate the provision for investment in the economic development of this fast-growing region.


Phone: 44 (0) 151 227 2727


total population of Merseyside 2020

the total supply of labour within 30-45 min drive time of Garston

Liverpool is less than a 30 mins drive time from Garston and has a labour supply and demand ratio 5% above national average

educated to NVQ 4+ qualification level

enterprises located in the Merseyside region

people working in manufacturing within a 30 minute drive time from Garston vs England average of 8%

Transport Links

The Port of Garston, on the north bank of the River Mersey, is seven miles from Liverpool city centre. It has easy links to the M56, M62, and M6 offering easy access to the major conurbations of Lancaster, Preston and Blackpool and the major centres of Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds and further south direct to Birmingham.

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Garston has direct access to Knowsley Expressway which interlinks with the M57 at Junction 1 and the M62 at Junction 6.

M56 J12 9 km / 12 miles
M62 J6 12.4 km / 8 miles
M25 J28 88.67 km / 55 miles
Road Transport links
Road Transport links


Possibility of Rail Freight Connection

Liverpool South Parkway 1.2 miles / 1.9 km


World-class handling equipment allows the teams at the port to handle almost any type of cargo, including heavy-lift and project shipments, often weighing in excess of 200 tonnes.

Quay Length 975 m / 1,405 m
Length 152.4 m / 152.4 m
Beam 19.2 m / 19.2 m
Draught 9.0 m / 7.5 m
Approximate DWT 10,000 / 6,500
Road Transport links
Road Transport links


The Port of Garston is well served by Liverpool John Lennon Airport, providing easy links to national and international destinations.

Liverpool Airport 4 km / 2.48 miles

Master plan

An indicative master plan for the site is shown opposite. Bespoke units can be built to suit specific occupier requirements. Other site configurations and unit sizes may be available subject to engineering design.

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Unit 1 5,574 sq m 60,000 sq ft
Unit 2 4,181 sq m 45,000 sq ft
Unit 3 2,601 sq m 28,000 sq ft
Total 12,356 sq m 133,000 sq ft


The site offers leasehold opportunities for bespoke development to meet individual requirements. Terms available on application.


Mains services consisting of electricity, water and drainage will be made available to site and can be connected at an additional cost to the ingoing tenant. 

Service Charge

A provision will be included in any lease for each tenant to pay a service charge, contributing to the costs of maintaining the common areas of the estate and providing on-site security.

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