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Manchester’s new logistics hub passes planning hurdle

[ November 24, 2012   //   ]

Manchester Airport has gained outline planning application approval for its World Logistics Hub.

Owners MAG had put in an application for the £100 million scheme at the southern part of airport’s City Enterprise Zone in August and it was approved by Manchester City Council on 22 November.
MAG’s Airport City director, John Atkins said it was “a big step forward towards starting to deliver new employment opportunities for local people.” The 91.2 acre site is within the airport’s operational area next to Junction 6 of the M56 motorway, and close to the existing airport freight area. Around a third of the area will be dedicated to new landscaping and natural habitats but there will also be 1.2 to 1.4 million sq ft (sqft) of new logistics space with a mixture of logistics units ranging from 7,500 to 200,000 sq ft I

MAG adds that, together with the existing cargo facilities at the adjacent World Freight Terminal, the new development will create “a world-class logistics district” with a full range of transfer, assembly and processing activities for freight forwarders and other logistics business.

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