Ports operator launches 468-acre manufacturing site

Associated British Ports has launched the first of its new tranche of port-manufacturing sites, called the Humber International Enterprise Park (HIEP), at Port of Hull.

ABP has appointed commercial property consultants, CBRE together with Savills, to act as agents and to advise on the project.

The 468 acres of prime land at the HIEP site includes 212 acres of port estate which benefits from Enterprise Zone Status, as it is situated within the Humber Freeport Tax Assisted Zone.

The site also has potential quayside access to the Port of Hull via a dedicated road/rail link, which can offer the benefit of access to port facilities.

ABP says that with on-site renewable energy generation at the port – including the UK’s largest commercial rooftop solar array – a large skilled workforce in the Humber, and strong road and rail connectivity, this site is “ideally suited for port-centric manufacturing and logistics.”

Simon Bird, ABP’s regional director for the Humber, added: “HIEP offers huge potential to support business growth for those looking to base themselves in the Humber.

“Port-centric manufacturers would have easy access to import and export commodities whilst benefiting from the Humber Freeport status.

“The development area is also close to the A1033, providing access to the A63 and M62 motorway.”

This development site in the Humber is the first of 14 sites comprising more than 1,000 acres of development land which ABP has brought forward to support the UK’s supply chain, manufacturing, and renewable energy sectors.