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Ellesmere Port back on the shipping map

[ December 12, 2013   //   ]

Peel Ports Group has appointed Jones Lang LaSalle and B8 Real Estate to master-plan and market the former Bridgewater paper mill site at Ellesmere Port as a logistics hub. Plans for the site on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal got the green light from local planning authorities earlier this year.

Peel plans to transform the 75-acre brownfield site into a multimodal port hub, offering customers an enhanced port centric logistics solution. There is already an operating berth on the Canal with direct connection to the Port of Liverpool tjrough Peel Ports’ container shuttle service, and on-site rail link – plus direct access to the motorway network via junction 7 of the M53 which is within 750 metres of the site gate.

Partner at B8 Real Estate, Tom Davis, said: “Rarely does a site of such scale and flexibility come to the market…The site responds to the need for large building footprints and is linked back to the Port of Liverpool and Liverpool2 – the post-Panamax deep water terminal currently under construction in the River Mersey.

Industrial and logistics director at Jones Lang LaSalle, Richard Evans, added: “The site has the potential to change the way that the UK’s occupiers think about logistics.”

Port Bridgewater will allow for over a million square feet of multi modal storage space,. The site has been cleared and has been granted consent for redevelopment for port use.

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