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High spec units for Manchester Airport

[ February 3, 2022   //   ]

Manchester City Council has granted planning permission to Columbia Threadneedle Investments for three new logistics units at Manchester Airport’s World Freight Terminal, totalling 85,000sq ft.

The new buildings, measuring 36,000sq ft, 27,000sq ft and 21,000sq ft, will replace an existing obsolete unit.

They will offer Net Zero Carbon, Grade A warehousing facilities, including offices at mezzanine level, loading yards and separate car parks.

Samantha Hadland at Columbia Threadneedle, which acquired the site last year from Manchester Airports Group, as part of a wider portfolio of assets. commented: “Gaining planning approval for the site is a major milestone for us in our journey towards creating a high-quality, sustainable portfolio of logistics assets. We have ambitious plans for the World Freight Terminal and are pleased to be able to bring much-needed warehousing to the region.”

Sam Royle at property adviser Knight Frank, added: “When finished, the properties will offer a high specification, versatile freight forwarding and logistics space, designed specifically to enable efficient and rapid transit of goods direct to and from the airport and the wider motorway network.”