Manchester Airport plan for 260,000 sq ft logistics unit

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MAG Property and Stoford have jointly submitted a planning application for a 260,000 sq ft logistics unit at Airport City Manchester, the enterprise zone development adjacent to the airport’s existing cargo centre.

Stoford is working on behalf of an international investor to develop an 11-acre plot at Airport City South to create the logistics hub.

Lynda Shillaw, MAG’s Divisional Property CEO, said: “In response to growing market demand for logistics and industrial property we are progressing this development with Stoford by submitting an outline planning permission for the site at Airport City South. We will provide specific details about the development in due course.”

The £100m logistics hub is expected to create 1,800 jobs by expanding Manchester Airport’s freight terminal. Outline planning permission for the development of 1.4 million sq ft of logistics space and 36.6 acres of new landscaping, was granted by the local authority in November 2012.

Gregory retires from Rhenus
Rhenus UK’s group development director, Michael Gregory has retired after 40 years of service. He will be continuing to act as an export specialist consultant to Rhenus UK in 2015 on a part time basis.

Gregory spent two years as a freight forwarder before moving to Hauser Logistics in 1974. During this time, Hauser became part of Interspe Hamann Group before being bought out by the Rhenus Group in 2006.

David Williams, managing director at Rhenus, said: “Although Michael will be acting as a consultant for Rhenus UK over the next year, he will be greatly missed. To remain with the Rhenus team for such a large proportion of his career shows dedication to both Rhenus and the wider logistics industry.”

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