Yearsley gets go-ahead for Peterborough DC

Yearsley Logistics has received detailed planning permission to build a 150,000 pallet cold store in Peterborough. The 65million GBP investment will provide a 385,000 sq ft part mobile rack and part automated crane cold store. It said that automated crane stores required up to 30 per cent less to operate due to their design, reduced

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Aviva buys 74m GBP John Lewis DC

Gazeley has completed the 74.2 million GBP sale of its 669,000 sq ft John Lewis e-commerce distribution centre in Magna Park, Milton Keynes, to Aviva Investors. The facility is currently under construction for the UK retailer, and is scheduled for completion in February 2014. It will now be forward funded by Aviva, and let to

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FTA concern at road toll plan

Proposals to introduce tolls on the main route from Felixstowe to the Midlands have sounded alarm bells at the Freight Transport Association. The Highways Agency announced plans to upgrade a section of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntington but warned that part of the 1.5 billion GBP cost would need to be met by road

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Poundland pushes ahead with 40m GBP Harlow Depot

Retailer Poundland has exchanged contracts with Lynton Developments, after gaining planning permission earlier this summer on a 350,000 sq ft distribution centre in Harlow Essex. The 40 million GBP warehouse will operate as the retailer’s main hub for the South East and will create up to 650 jobs. The retailer, which operates more than 480

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Judge blocks Radlett rail terminal challenge

The saga of the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange at Radlett has moved on another step after the High Court turned down an application by St Albans City and District Council for a judicial review. The council wanted to challenge a decision by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government not to re-open the

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Prologis to spec build 535,000 sq ft

Developer Prologis is top speculatively build 535,000 sq ft of warehouse space in two separate buildings. The first new facility to start on site will be a 310,000 sq ft distribution centre at phase two of Prologis Park Dunstable, which is close to Junction 11 of the M1. Earlier this year, Prologis gained detailed planning

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