Thursday 29th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Peel Ports set to develop freight interchange at Port Salford

Peel Ports is set to be given the green light for the development of the first warehouses at its £138 million Port Salford scheme in Greater Manchester.

Outline planning was secured in 2009 for the whole scheme which could provide up to 1.7 million sq ft of distribution warehouse space but now the company has submitted details of reserved matters for a ‘multi-modal freight interchange’ on a 23.8-acre site on the western side of the Port Salford development. Part of the plot is currently occupied by Universal Containers, which is expected to relocate to a new base in 2015.

The application involves creating 440,000 sq ft of warehousing, office space, staff facilities and a reception area for food logistics company Culina. The development is expected to create 280 jobs, of which 50 would be relocated from an existing Culina facility.

Salford City Council’s planning and transport regulatory panel is due to consider the application tomorrow.