Webb Gray are delighted to reveal that a planning application for a 260,000 sqft logistics unit at Airport City Manchester has been successfully submitted. Plans have been lodged to develop an 11-acre plot at Airport City South which will see the creation of a new world-class logistics hub. Adjacent to Manchester Airport's existing cargo centre and Junction 6 of the M56 Motorway, the site is a prime location from which the unit will offer logistical operations both regionally and internationally whilst also see the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Webb Gray's design approach for the unit was to provide a commercially attractive unit, using a simple building form with an adaptable internal layout to respond to changing market and occupier demand. This will be provided within a strategic landscape setting with attractive internal landscaping to provide a setting to attract internationally mobile businesses. Aesthetically the building will generally be made of flat metal insulated panel cladding with other materials introduced as appropriate that will in keep with surrounding developments in the immediate and local area. Meanwhile Webb Gray has taken careful design consideration in order for the building to comply with aerodrome safeguarding requirements which specify that there should be no light-spill above the horizontal plane whilst the building has been designed to respect the amenity of local residents and the safe operation of the M56 motorway. Webb Gray are delighted to be designing part of the £100 million, 1.4 million sqft World Logistics Hub and are excited to see the project progress.