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£30m warehouse at Manchester Airport | BUILDING MAGAZINE

£30m warehouse at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport Group (MAG) has appointed McLaren to build a warehouse and logistics facility on the site of a former WW11 aircraft hangar at Manchester Airport’s World Freight Terminal.

The new 145,000 sqft airside facility with integrated two-storey office space will provide premises for airport services provider Dnata.

It is to be called Dnata City North and has been designed by architect RPS to ‘set a new quality benchmark for air cargo handling and warehousing’.

McLaren will also manage the Cat B fit out of 20,000 sqft of office space and will oversee external drainage and landscaping works. The new facility is expected to become operational in the late summer of 2020 and will have the capacity to handle more than 150,000 tonnes of cargo per year.

McLaren managing director said that by working closely with MAG Property, the property and development arm of MAG and Dnata at the earliest stage of this project, it became evident that attention to detail and strong managment of construction schedules and logistics will be crucial to the success of this project. By leveraging our close relationships with our supply chain partners and focusing on MAG’s specific business drivers, we have been able to develop an effective and robust plan for the design and build of Dnata’s new logistics warehouse and office space.

MAG Property managing director Jonathan Haigh added that from master planning to transaction execution, it has been a great example of how we blend our airport operations knowledge with real estate development expertise and work hard and with skill for our customers. Together with dedicated professional and principal contractor McLaren we are thrilled to progress to the delivery phase.