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CONNECTIVITY: changing the dynamics of the logistics sector

Common across the PLP sites – brought to market through a strategic alliance between the Peel Group, Peel Ports and Harworth Estates – are the excellent connections to road, rail, water and air.

At MIPIM 2015, the PLP team highlighted how logistics occupiers have a choice of well-connected, multi-modal sites.

Matthew Fitton explained:

“Moving goods beyond ‘road in, road out’ solutions is increasingly on the agenda and regularly referenced in initiatives such as One North and the Northern Powerhouse.

“From a property perspective, it is essential that we give occupiers transportation alternatives to how they move their goods; we have recognised that the dynamics of the market are changing and we need to offer low carbon/lower cost alternatives.

“The £300m investment being made by Peel Ports in Superport at Liverpool is connectivity right there in one message. The impact of Superport on the logistics sector in North West and beyond will be transformational.

“We really see the ‘Peel Centric Property Model’ accelerating in the region over the coming years, with sites such as Port Salford at the forefront of this vision.”

“For connectivity think Liverpool2”

Peel Ports’ Andy Martin explained how, once complete, Liverpool2 will be the UK’s most central deep water container terminal. This is a £300m investment and is under construction now:

  • The terminal will be ready to receive vessels into the centre of the UK’s northern population belt by Q4 2015.
  • Today, the Port of Liverpool is lock constrained and can only accommodate 10% of the world’s container fleet.
  • The Liverpool2 terminal will be able to accommodate over 95% of the world’s container fleet. This will truly open the North of the UK to new world markets.
  • 35 million consumers live within 150 miles of Liverpool, representing over 50% of the population.
  • Currently 90% of all UK deepsea container cargo enters the UK through Southern Ports. Liverpool2 will allow us to fundamentally re-balance logistics in the UK.

“We anticipate a significant increase in product into the North West region and we need to be ready to find a home for it all”, concluded Andy Martin.

Connectivity is one of the four key pillars of the PLP offer to potential logistics occupiers. Find out more about the other three pillars: scale, sustainability and deliverability.