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Port Salford Sails Ahead With Logistics HQ Plans

Port Salford Sails Ahead With Logistics HQ Plans

Port Salford, the emerging freight terminal currently under construction on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, is set to secure another occupier after plans were lodged for a global logistics group to build a new regional headquarters at the Peel-owned site.

Peel has submitted a full planning application to Salford City Council to build a 50,569 sq ft logistics warehouse with 10,118 sq ft of offices, 81 car parking and 16 trailer parking spaces.

The operator for the Bate and Taylor Architects-designed scheme is freight logistics company Rhenus Logistics, which is planning to relocate its business from Trafford Park due to the imminent expiry of the lease on its current premises. The business wants to be up and running at Port Salford from the end of the fourth quarter of 2017.

Rhenus Logistics has been established for 75 years and employs about 250 staff across ten locations throughout England and Scotland. It is part of global logistics service giant the Rhenus Group.

The planned regional headquarters scheme is expected to bring 50 jobs to Port Salford, which will relocate from an existing facility. A significant number of construction jobs are also expected to be created.

A planning statement on behalf of Port Salford Land said: “The company is relocating its Manchester headquarters and operations to this site due to the expiry of the lease on its existing site. It sees the site as an exciting opportunity to support further growth and development of the company on the edge of the Port Salford tri-modal logistics site in a key location on the western edge of the Greater Manchester conurbation.

“The design of the facility is of a very high quality as befits Peel’s aspirations for Port Salford and the wider city gateway area to be part of a flagship nationally significant logistics hub within the Atlantic Gateway portfolio.

“The design takes into account the context of the surrounding area including the operational requirements of City Airport Manchester and the relationship of the site to local transport infrastructure including the M60, A57 and Manchester Ship Canal, the particular requirements of the prospective tenant, and the need to provide a benchmark for the future development of the remainder of the Port Salford site.”

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