THE WHAT? Unilever has listed a section of one of its oldest UK sites for sale, according to a report published by North West Place.
THE DETAILS The 50-year-old, Port Sunlight R&D facility is being marketed by UK real estate agent Cushman & Wakefield with offers to be submitted on or before October 24.
The portion up for sales spans a large R&D building, adjacent facilities, car park and vacant plot for potential development.
THE WHY? A spokesperson for Unilever told North West Place, “Earlier this year, we shared details of a planned investment in one of our existing buildings on our Port Sunlight Research & Development Site, with the intention to also vacate buildings and sell part of the site adjacent to Quarry Road East and part of St Andrew’s Road. We can confirm that this land is now being advertised for sale.
“Going forward, our employees in R&D will be accommodated in the modern, leading-edge facilities we’ve recently invested in, including our Advanced Manufacturing Center and what will be our new, upgraded laboratory and workspace in Port Sunlight, and the world-class Materials Innovation Factory at the University of Liverpool.”