Plans to build a regional headquarters for a global logistics company at Peel’s Port Salford freight terminal have been granted by councillors.

Peel’s full planning application to construct a 50,569 sq ft logistics warehouse with accompanying offices on vacant land to the south west of the existing Port Salford site was approved by Salford City Council’s planning meeting on Thursday, 6 October 2016.

The operator lined up 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.