Manchester Airports Group has submitted an outline planning application for the development of a World Logistics Hub in the southern part of Greater Manchester’s Enterprise Zone at Manchester Airport.
Creating 1.2-1-4 million square feet of new logistics space, the proposed Enterprise Zone development will generate more than 1,800 new jobs for local people over the next 10-15 years, in addition to jobs associated with the construction process.
The north west of England currently produces approximately 60% of the UK’s industrial output, a significant proportion of which is exported. World Logistics Hub will seek to capitalise upon this output, combining with Manchester Airport’s existing cargo facilities at the adjacent World Freight Terminal, to create a world-class logistics district.
The proposed development programme is for a mix of medium- and small-sized logistics units ranging from approximately 7,500 to 200,000 square feet across a 36.9-hectare site next to Junction 6 of the M56 motorway, and close to the existing airport freight area.