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Building in the fast lane!

On a new dedicated distribution park in northern France, construction is underway on a 23,700sq m (255,107sq ft) logistics centre. Nothing particularly unusual in that, but this building is the first in mainland Europe to be built using Gazeley’s

Kingsway development decision soon – NWDA

The result of the inquiry into the largest ever Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) promoted by the Northwest Development Agency (NWDA) is due imminently. This will allow land assembly for the 420 acre Kingsway mixed use development in Rochdale to be complete

Multimillion DC planned for FMCG supplier

Unilever subsidiary Unilever Bestfoods UK (UBF) has contracted Power Europe to develop and manage a new automated national distribution centre (NDC) at Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock, Staffordshire.

GOVERNMENT BLOCKS Dibden Bay project

The Government’s decision not to give approval for Associated British Ports’ (ABP) proposed deep-sea container port at Dibden Bay, Southampton, has been heavily criticised by trade associations.

Network of strategic parks planned

Helios Properties, the specialist distribution development company run by Trevor Cartner and Mike Hughes, has formed a £150M joint venture with Slough Estates to develop large scale distribution parks.

FMCG diversification

Procurement service provider Freight Traders is continuing to diversify into sectors away from its fast-moving consumer goods and has recently completed a bulk tanker tender in the chemical sector for Rohm and Haas Company – one of the world’s largest

Lifestore experience

The Marks & Spencer Lifestore store was launched in Gateshead last February. It is a brand new retail experience based on the rituals of everyday life, rather than retail convention, and takes customers through nine worlds that respond directly to the way

Getting it right pays

Previously the top warehousing locations have geographically focused on centrally located hubs within the UK, such as the Midlands and the M8 corridor, between Edinburgh and Glasgow. This was to take advantage of accessibility, travel times and access to

Rents ready for take-off?

In the context of the logistics business, West London is a pivotal location serving both the huge demand of the capital city and also – via Heathrow – the international flow of goods which are either arriving in or departing from the UK. Heathrow remains

Europe’s DC hot spots

Traditional distribution hubs in western and central Europe are soon to face stiff competition. Expansion of the European Union in May 2004 is expected to have a significant affect on Europe’s distribution site ‘hot spots’. But many factors come into play

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