453-acre Hull port development site launched

Associated British Ports (ABP) has launched one of the largest port development sites in the UK in the Port of Hull.

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Cushman & Wakefield, has been appointed as sole marketing agent of the 453-acre site called Humber International Enterprise Park in the Port of Hull.

The site has the potential for quayside access to the port via a dedicated rail road link and the potential to upgrade the rail connectivity in the area to provide direct rail access.

Lying adjacent to Hull’s eastern boundary and occupying an area between the BP Chemicals site at Saltend and the village of Paull, the area is allocated as an enterprise zone and currently has outline planning for development associated with renewable and low carbon industries.

The Humber is the UK’s busiest trading estuary with almost 30,000 vessel movements every year, and Hull has developed renewable energy and advanced manufacturing industries.

David Morriss, head of Humber property at ABP, said: “With 21 ports serving key shipping routes and located close to major supply chain networks and large conurbations ABP is an established partner in the manufacture, assembly, storage and distribution of goods throughout the country and across the world.

“We are delighted to be launching Humber International Enterprise Park and look forward to working with our partners to attract occupiers to this key strategic site.”

Scott Morrison, associate in Cushman & Wakefield’s logistics and industrial team, added: “This is a rare opportunity to secure development land in an unrivalled port location within the Humber Estuary.

“The site has the potential to completely transform this area of Hull, creating significant employment and inward investment for the region.

He continued: “Given the size and scale of the opportunity, there is potential for a number of bespoke development opportunities which can be sub-divided to suit occupier requirements.

“The site would be ideally suited to manufacturers and distributors seeking port related access in a location which is rich with a skilled available workforce.”

Alan Menzies, director of planning and economic regeneration at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Humber International Enterprise Park is a truly strategic site due its synergies with the Port of Hull, Saltend Chemicals Park and the Humber Estuary.

“The development has the full support of public sector as evidenced by the Enterprise Zone status and earmarked Local Growth Funding to support the site infrastructure and we look forward to working with ABP to secure some exciting occupiers for the site.”

Source: www.insidermedia.com, 6 September 2017

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