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10Sep92 UK: TARMAC PROPERTIES TO START WORK ON ROCHDALE BUSINESS PARK NEXT YEAR.

Tarmac Properties is hoping to start work next year on one of the biggest business parks in the UK - the £300 million Kingsway Business Park, near Rochdale, Lancashire.The plan is to develop the park over 10 years and include distribution warehouses, light industrial units and offices.Extensive landscaping will feature prominently on the 160 ha site, at Milnrow, south-east of Rochdale.Tarmac will do the infrastructure but will not necessarily win all the construction work.A spokesman said that while the firm 'was likely to carry out most of the construction work, it will not object if a potential occupier wanted to bring its own particular construction teams along. This will not be a turnkey operation.'Tarmac's planners hope to send in detailed plans for the development to the district council within two months.Planners had been waiting the outcome of discussions with the Department of Transport to improve junction 21 of the M62 to allow direct access to the park.Transport minister Kenneth Carlisle has now rubber-stamped the plans in principle so allowing Tarmac's design team to complete its masterplan.It is claimed that the business park will create more than 8,000 jobs in the area.