Plans lodged for giant warehouse at Manchester’s Airport City

Plans lodged for giant warehouse at Manchester’s Airport City

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) and Birmingham-based logistics property specialist Stoford have lodged plans for a 260,000 sq ft logistics unit at the £800m Airport City development.

Stoford is working on behalf of an international investor to develop an 11-acre plot at Airport City South, creating a new world-class logistics hub adjacent to the airport’s existing cargo centre and junction 6 of the M56.

Plans lodged with Manchester council indicate the project will include the aforementioned warehouse building, as well as a three-storey office building and 180 car and 45 lorry parking spaces, according to local press reports.

Briefly discussing the plans, Lynda Shillaw, MAG’s divisional property chief executive, said: "In response to growing market demand for logistics and industrial property we are progressing this development with Stoford by submitting an outline planning permission for the site at Airport City South.

"We will provide specific details about the development in due course."

Airport City South provides a full range of air-to-road transfer, assembly and processing activities for freight and logistics businesses.

Outline planning permission for the development of 1.4 million sq ft of logistics space and 36.6 acres of new landscaping, was granted by the local authority in November 2012.