Cargo handler dnata's new 250,000 sq ft Heathrow warehouse has won planning permission.
The dnata deal was one of Heahtrow's largest ever logistics pre-lets.
Aberdeen Standard Investment’s AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has secured a unanimous resolution to grant planning permission for its landmark new cargo warehouse from the London Borough of Hounslow’s Planning Committee.
The buildings, which will be known as dnata City East, will complement dnata’s existing facilities in the area and will be used to handle the air-freight requirements of its key clients.
The facility will benefit from a strategic location opposite the Heathrow Cargo Terminal, and adjacent to the Southern Perimeter Road, providing quick access to the airport’s operational areas. dnata UK CEO Gary Morgan said: “dnata City East will help us to accommodate increased cargo-handling demand from our growing portfolio of clients at London Heathrow at the time when the airport is on the cusp of major expansion.
“Securing a state-of-the-art warehouse of this size in a prime location builds on our relationship and real estate work with AIPUT and puts us in a strong position to handle the airport’s cargo-handling requirements of the future.”
AIPUT was represented by ChappellKing and Eversheds Sutherland. dnata was represented by Lambert Smith Hampton and Gowling WLG.