Peel Ports builds £28m warehouse facility at Port of Liverpool
Peel Ports Group is investing £28m on a new facility at the Port of Liverpool in its biggest single investment in warehousing this year.
Construction of the 240,000 sq ft warehouse at the leading port operator’s Alexandra Dock is to begin in the coming days.
The new facility, referred to as Alexandra Dock Multi-User Warehouse (MUW), will be the length of up to five football pitches and used for the handling and storage of cargo at the port.
David Huck, chief operating officer at Peel Ports Group, said: “We’re very pleased to be announcing the construction for this major purpose-built space at the Port of Liverpool.
“We’ve seen a significant increase in demand for warehousing, and this huge new facility provides an opportunity for new customers looking for capacity to grow their business, as well as allowing existing customers the chance to expand their operational capacity at the port.
“This also represents a very important milestone for Peel Ports Group, enhancing both our warehousing and distribution offerings while enabling more sustainable port-centric solutions.
“We’ve long argued the benefits of the Port of Liverpool’s central location, and this new facility will also provide real cost, carbon and congestion supply chain benefits to the market.”
The project is expected to be completed in April 2024 and the work will be carried out by leading construction company Glencar.