Employment Sites and Premises

Cheshire West is ideally positioned in North West of England: sitting between Manchester and Liverpool; excellent connectivity, strategic highway network and national rail links; close to Manchester and Liverpool airports.

The area is home to a diverse and vibrant business community, with around 14,000+ businesses including: Vauxhall, The Hut Group, Barclays, Amec Foster Wheeler, Essar, Roberts Bakery, Innospec, Advanced Medical Solutions, Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC, Meadow Foods and Sykes Cottages.

Within Cheshire West and Chester there are over 30 Business Parks and Industrial Estates, providing a full range of quality industrial, warehousing, distribution, office and research and development accommodation. Winsford Industrial Estate, Gadbrook Business Park and Sealand Industrial Estate and West Chester Employment Park all benefit from being Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) areas, as do Chester City Centre and Northwich Town Centre.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has its own commercial portfolio, including Business Generation Centres with easy-in easy-out monthly licence agreements (Meridian House Business Centre and Verdin Exchange).  Use the CWaC sites and premises link below to see what is currently available to let or for sale.  Each property registered has the latest information and can be downloaded or enquired about at the click of a button.

Use the Commercial Sites and Premises Search link to search our wider commercial sites and premises database, which lists not only the Cheshire West and Chester Council's commercial offer but also those being marketed by local and nationwide commercial agents.  Each property registered has the latest information and can be downloaded or enquired about at the click of a button.

Grant Funding

Newly established and mature SMEs based in Cheshire and Warrington may be eligible for a small grant through the Cheshire and Warrington Business Growth Programme (BGP).  Grants are available to fund costs that support growth and job creation, including capital equipment and the development of websites and marketing collateral associated with new products.  This could be helpful for growing businesses looking at new commercial premises in the Cheshire West area.

Grants are not available for SMEs in the following sectors: retail, banking and insurance, nuclear or nuclear decommissioning, agriculture and fisheries, coal, steel, ship building and education.  

Further business grants and funding information.

Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties and you’ll probably have to pay business rates if you use a building or part of a building for non-domestic purposes.  More information on our Business Rates page.

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