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Logistics site re-zoned for residential

Logistics site re-zoned for residential

A west London packaging firm has moved as its old site is re-zoned for residential development.

The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has frequently warned that growing pressure to build housing on industrial sites threatens the capital’s logistics infrastructure.

Last week, at the launch of its Feeding London 2030 research, UKWA predicted a crisis in the supply of food and drink to London if land issues around the capital were not addressed.

“Things are becoming stretched across London’s food and drink supply chains and current logistics thinking is no longer fit for purpose” the report’s lead author, Andrew Morgan warns.

In the latest relocation Savills, on behalf of Ilapak Ltd, has acquired 29 Riverside Way, an industrial unit in Uxbridge from SEGRO.

The packaging solutions firm has agreed to a new 10-year lease for space totalling 11,364 sq ft. Previously located in Hayes, the move to Uxbridge follows Hillingdon Council’s decision to re-zone Ilapak’s old premises for residential use.

Feeding London 2030 is a 100-page document that features original charts, graphs and other visual illustrations that support the text.

The report is available from UKWA priced at £790.00 for non-UKWA member companies and £395.00 for UKWA members.

SHD Logistics has partnered with UKWA to offer readers a special deal - use the code FL2030SHD to receive the report at the discounted price of £645 (full price £790). Email Sue Knief -  Sue@ukwa.org.uk - for details or visit www.ukwa.org.uk

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