FOOD giant Kelloggs is believed to be eyeing a move to St Helens.

Sources in the logistics sector have told the Star the cereal maker – known for products such as cornflakes and rice krispies – is in negotiations to set up a massive distribution centre in the remaining warehouse at the £150m M6major site, Florida Farm in Haydock.

Reports in the trade press, meanwhile, have also claimed Kelloggs has reached an agreement with developer Bericote for the giant warehouse, now known as Haydock525.

The site is a 525,600 sq ft distribution and manufacturing warehouse off the East Lancs Road.

The shed boasts 56 dock loading doors and 162 HGV and 540 car parking spaces.

It has 476,320 sq ft of warehouse space and 76,500 pallet spaces.

St Helens Council’s planning committee approved two reserved matters planning applications outlining details of the two units, which were controversially granted outline planning permission in January 2017.

Unit one was been taken on Amazon earlier this year.

When asked by the Star about the potential move, a spokesman for Kelloggs said: “We don’t comment on rumour and speculation.”

The initial plans for the scheme sparked strong opposition with more than 2,000 letters of objection and a failed attempt by a campaign group to take the proposals to a public inquiry.

Bericote had said the £150m project across both units will create 2,500 jobs, however, there was criticism from the development's opponents when it emerged Amazon had created just an initial 250 jobs.