Tuesday 25th Feb 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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BIFT gets green light

Birch Coppice, the 400-acre business park alongside J10 of the M42, will be the site for the new Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT). The terminal will act as an inland rail head handling incoming and outgoing containerised freight.

Sea of change

Since the EU's enlargement last year, there has been strong trade between EU25 members. This is good news for operators as increasing trade in Europe is a critical catalyst to growth in the logistics market, with businesses operating on a European and glo

Business rates – no winner

Most logistics businesses, occupying large distribution warehouses, face increases in their rates bills following the 2005 Revaluation. Some properties will have substantial year-on-year increases for at least the next three years.

The future’s bright the future’s big

Changes in the distribution sector have seen the North-west market shift focus from the 'traditional' 7,432sq m-9,290sq m unit to mega sheds as a consequence of market demand. The introduction of these super sheds is in response to several factors, not le

Swindon site enables nationwide deliveries

Honda Logistics UK is buying the freehold of a build-ton-suit 32,550sq m distribution warehouse from ProLogis Developments. The facility is located at South Marston Park, Swindon, Wiltshire on a 15-acre site and ProLogis intends complete construction in S

Swindon park sold for further development

Moorfield Capital Partners has sold the freehold interest of Kembrey Park and three vacant sites on Kembrey Street, to Highcross Strategic Advisers for £44M. The price reflects a net initial yield of 6.7% and at the time of purchase only 15%

Doncaster offers mega-sheds

Whopper, the first phase of SladenAston Developments' 60,405sq m warehouse scheme at Doncaster, is now available. The 23,250sq m development, progressed on behalf of Deutsche Bank Real Estate, has undergone a major transformation.

Quintet of warehouses fulfils demand

AMEC Developments has started construction on five new industrial units at Valencia Park, part of the Wakefield Europort, at the M62's J31. With two speculative units already sold, the remaining three high specification buildings are receivi

“Hypersite” caters for cross docking

Plans for a 93,000sq m unit at its premier distribution development at Cabot Park in Bristol have been unveiled by Burford Group. The "Hypersite" will be the first of its kind in the region offering cross docking, 18m eaves, 24/7 use, rail connection and

Opus Nine relieves shed shortage

In the biggest Black Country industrial deal for ten years, West Midlands-based property developer Opus Land is developing a 30-acre site at Wednesbury, Sandwell on J9 of the M6. The £45M venture, called Opus Nine, is funded by clients of pr