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Birmingham spec warehouse gets go ahead

Planning permission for a 100,075 sq ft speculative warehouse located near Birmingham has been given. The development, ‘Birmingham 100’, will be carried out by Barwood Capital and First Industrial.

Plans submitted for 160,000 sq ft Cheshire DC

A planning application has been submitted to develop a 160,000 sq ft distribution centre at DBS Pochin’s MA6NITUDE logistics park in Middlewich, Cheshire. If planning permission is granted, the development is expected to be complete in Autumn 2017.

DHL calls for collaboration

Sydney e-com centre for DHL

DHL e-commerce has opened a fulfilment centre in Sydney to support demand for overseas goods among Australia’s online shoppers.

The Range

The Range pushes ahead with £100m Bristol hub

The Range’s development of a 1.2million sq ft, £100 million Bristol distribution hub is well underway, according to the retail chain. The facility, which will be run by DHL, is expected to complete by May 2017.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw moves to larger site

Jigsaw has moved its head office and national operations centre from Bardon to a larger site at Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire.

Take up of new space at record high

Take up of new logistics and industrial space was at an all-time high in 2016, according to JLL. Research by the commercial property company found that last year recorded the second highest level of logistics take up overall in the past decade, an increase of 38 per cent on the previous year.

Kingsway units come to market

Four new industrial units totalling 205,000 sq ft have come onto the market at the Kingsway Business Park beside Junction 21 of the M62 in Manchester.

Tesco reduces manual handling incidents by 60pc

Tesco plans to close two distribution centres

Tesco has set out plans to close two distribution centres as part of a transformation programme which also involves taking all warehouse operations currently carried out by DHL and Wincanton in house.