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Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority sites come to the market

Manchester, 17th October 2011 – Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) is to bring to the market a portfolio of 17 former landfill sites located around the Greater Manchester conurbation.  The sites, totalling close to 700 acres, have been decommissioned since the 1970s and 1980s.  Over the intervening period, the sites have been closely monitored and maintained.

The portfolio will be brought to the market and offered either as a single package or in separate smaller packages depending upon the approach of the developer. There is an on-going monitoring role which GMWDA will expect the eventual purchaser to take on.

Jones Lang LaSalle has been instructed to handle the sale of all the sites and it is likely that the portfolio will come to the market towards the end of this year. 

David Lathwood from Jones Lang LaSalle, who is advising GMWDA, commented: “It is the scale of the opportunity that will interest the market.  17 large, well located sites around the Manchester conurbation will inevitably offer a range of development opportunities across many sectors.  We are confident that there will be strong developer interest both regionally and nationally in this opportunity.”