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SCALE: the UK’s largest industrial land bank

PLP is a strategic marketing alliance between the Peel Group, Peel Ports and Harworth Estates. At MIPIM 2015, the team came together to update the market on the development of the extensive PLP portfolio.

Matthew Fitton (PLP), Andy Martin (Peel Ports), and Iain Thomson (Harworth Estates) discussed the scale of the PLP offer and shared news on activity over the past 12 months.

Key developments since the launch of PLP at MIPIM 2014:

Over 700 acres acquired across the strategic alliance.

We have expanded the landownership at Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster and acquired a 50 acre holding within Knowsley Business Park.

Daw Mill in Warwickshire – after making the site safe with help from the Coal Authority, we have demolished a number of structures on this 110 acre former Colliery site and have now got a live planning application in place for 500,000 sq. ft of B1 and B2 rail-connected space, accounting for the squeeze in the amount of commercial space in Birmingham.

Acquisition in November of Skelton Grange, a former power station in Leeds, next to Junction 7 of the M621 and totalling 162 acres. We’re presently master-planning this site prior to coming to the market with a formal offer.

Through opportunities such as Port Cheshire we can provide buildings from 100,000 sq ft up to 1 million sq ft. Port Cheshire is a consented, genuinely multimodal, 75 acre development site with direct access to the UK’s rail, road and sea transport network. The site can be linked to Liverpool2.

At Port Salford, planning consent is in place for 1.6 million sq ft of warehousing together with an adjoining rail terminal and a berth onto the Manchester Ship Canal which will again be linked to Liverpool2. The enabling works are underway now.

Across our port estates we have a series of quayside sites that can accommodate customers who want to manufacture, process, distribute or undertake other value added activities.

“We’ll continue to build the portfolio through 2015, with our emphasis remaining on brownfield land that we can actively transform”, concluded Iain Thomson.