Wednesday 28th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

650,000 sq ft West Midlands distribution scheme on the cards

Outline planning permission has been granted by Warwick Council to turn Coventry Airport’s long disused passenger facilities into a new 650,000 sq ft distribution hub.

The new facilities on a 30-acre plot, which has lain unused since 2009, will comprise of three units – a 75,000 sq ft building, another extending to 175,000 sq ft and a third providing 350,000 sq ft of space.

The plans were put forward by Ostrava Properties, the property investment division of the Rigby Group which owns the airport. Detailed planning is expected by the end of the year and work could begin on site as early as the spring of 2016.

The buildings will boast 15m eaves heights as well as 50m yards and will have air freight facilities available. The scheme is six miles from Junction 2 of the M6 motorway via A46.

The scheme is not part of the controversial 4.5 million sq ft Coventry Gateway proposal, which was turned down by the Secretary of State earlier this year.

Letting agents on the scheme are Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield and DP Holt.