Manchester plastics recycler moves to new facility


A plastic recycler that exports from the North West to the Far East is moving to new premises and creating 30 jobs.

The Manchester company, known as 99P Recycling, signed a 10-year lease on a 43,000 sq ft unit at Winsford Industrial Estate in Cheshire.


The £7m move will see the firm set up a modern plant to process low density polyethylene film, boosting the recovery of the material.

Paul Nolan, director at consultants Nolan Redshaw, who advised 99P, described Winsford Industrial Estate as a “green business park” that was “the perfect home for an environmentally conscious business”.

Investor Pitalia bought three units on the estate in 2021 from Henkel UK Operations and has since undertaken a comprehensive refurbishment programme on two of them.

The latest deal leaves 60,000 sq ft of industrial and office space available.

Matt Pochin, director at estate agents Legat Owen, said: “Winsford Industrial Estate is attracting major manufacturers and distribution businesses that see it as an excellent alternative to more costly locations.

“The low density site and sizeable yard has attracted occupiers, like 99P, who are struggling to find good external areas. We have also had a high level of interest in the last remaining unit, which is reflecting the continued pressure on stock levels for quality industrial space.