World Logistics Hub approved for Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone

Posted on 28 November 2012 · Posted in News

Manchester’s Airport City Enterprise Zone has received planning permission for the development of a £100 million World Logistics Hub.

This exciting new venture will attract new international businesses and help the existing airport businesses to expand, creating over 1800 new jobs and opportunities.

The development will create over one million square feet of high quality logistics space including a mix of medium- and small-sized units ranging from approximately 7,500 to 200,000 square feet. They will be designed and constructed to the highest possible environmental standards, suitable for the international market place and easily accessible to the growing local and national  consumer and business markets.

In particular it could also help boost new future export opportunities for Greater Manchester, including those arising from the commercialisation of wonder-material Graphene and the initiative to revive Britain’s textile trade in Manchester with a re-born Cottonopolis.

M.A.G’s Airport City Director, John Atkins, said:

“We already have significant international interest in the scheme and today’s planning approval is a big step forward towards starting to deliver new employment opportunities for local people.”

The Greater Manchester Enterprise Zone continues to grow and flourish. This £650 million Airport City scheme, including World Logistics Hub, is the focal point of the Enterprise Zone and will deliver up to five million square feet of new business space over the next ten to 15 years. It aims to create a highly-connected commercial location that is unique to the UK and attractive to international businesses.

For further information about Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone visit