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First tenant for Port Salford

[ March 23, 2015   //   ]

The Peel Group has named food and drink logistics specialist Culina Group as the first major tenant at the new National Import Centre being developed by Peel Land and Property as part of its multi-million pound Port Salford development west of Manchester.

Culina Group will take occupation of the first warehouse distribution unit to be built on the Port Salford site, a tri-modal inland port and distribution park, accessible by rail, road and short sea-shipping. The property comprises 26,022sq m (280,000sq ft) of accommodation, including ancillary offices, service yard and parking. Some 280 jobs will be created at the logistics centre, which is expected to be completed by April 2016 and fully operational by the end of 2016.

Port Salford, on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, is part of the Atlantic Gateway project being led by Peel Ports, which involves the redevelopment of the port and canal network and surrounding land between Manchester and Liverpool. It will have direct vessel access from the new Liverpool2 container terminal currently under construction and due for completion late this year.

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