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Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post
Tamlyn Jones

Prologis plans expansion of Birmingham industrial park

Industrial and logistics developer Prologis has announced plans to expand its park in north Birmingham with a new speculative scheme.

The project at Prologis Park Midpoint in Minworth, along with two others in the South East, will bring the total amount of land under development by US group's UK arm to 2.4 million sq ft.

The new unit at Midpoint, called 'DC6', will create a 163,754 sq ft distribution centre and bring the total floorspace of logistics properties at the site to more than 1.6 million sq ft.

The development will be certified net zero carbon in construction and will have electric vehicle infrastructure for the benefit of customers with green fleets.

Prologis said that, as demand within the e-commerce sector continued to grow, there had been an increased focus on the need for more high-density urban hubs to provide greater last-mile capabilities.

Paul Weston, regional head at Prologis UK which is based in Solihull, said: "Our development projects benefit from the excellent support of local councils and other stakeholders right from the start.

"Not only do these speculative developments show the strength and confidence we have in the sector but also exemplify the innovative ways in which the industry can support its ongoing growth.

"We've listened to the market and to our customers and are actively pushing forward development plans to support areas of growth, such as last-mile and urban delivery.

"We're immensely proud of the development projects that are ongoing across the country and these new units are expected to generate a high level of interest and bring an array of benefits for the local economy and communities."


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