Manchester gets go-ahead for £15m logistics centre

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Airport City Manchester has secured planning permission for a £15m logistics centre, comprised of a 130,000 sq ft facility, set for completion in early 2016.

Construction of the scheme is due to commence within the next weeks at the site adjacent to the airport’s existing cargo centre just off junction 6 of the M56.

Known as ALPHA, the facility will be comprised of units from 17,000 sq ft to 35,000 sq ft. The development follows news that Manchester Airport Group Property submitted plans for a 260,000 sq ft logistics unit.


Lynda Shillaw, MAG’s divisional property CEO, said: “We are seeing healthy demand for logistics property at Airport City and the ALPHA development is an exciting addition to the range of products available to occupiers.

“ALPHA has an unrivalled location at Manchester Airport, with direct links to over 210 global destinations and with great access to the UK’s motorway network, enabling rapid movement of goods to market across the country.”

Airport City’s Global Logistics site provides a full range of air-to-road transfer, assembly and processing activities for freight and logistics businesses. The local authority granted outline planning permission for the development of 1.4 million sq ft of logistics space and 36.6 acres of new in November 2012.

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