Planning granted for Birmingham logistics facility

8th April 2022

Logistics BusinessPlanning granted for Birmingham logistics facility

Detailed planning consent has been granted for the construction of a new Grade A logistics facility at Prologis Park Midpoint in Minworth, on the outskirts of Birmingham, UK.

The plans include the demolition of an obsolete unit and the construction of a new “best in class” 163,000 sq ft building that will be rated BREEAM “excellent”, net zero carbon in construction and will deliver much needed logistics space to the West Midlands market.

Originally built for the supermarket giant Asda in 2016, the existing facility was too bespoke for wider market requirements. Repurposing the site to meet current market demands will provide additional space in a prime location. The development of DC6 will expand the park to over 1.6m sq ft, provide additional amenity space for the park, and enhance landscaping, as part of Prologis’ ParkLife initiatives.

Prologis Park Midpoint is one of Prologis’ most successful parks and is located only eight miles from central Birmingham. With access to 11 motorway junctions within five miles, the site provides vital accessibility for both national and urban distribution.

The application was unanimously approved and was welcomed by a number of consultees in adding both economic and social value to the local area.

James Hemstock, director in the capital deployment and leasing team at Prologis UK, said: “The redevelopment plans for DC6 Prologis Park Midpoint will bring a much-needed new lease of life to an under-utilised site and additional space to a starved market. We are looking forward to work getting underway early summer.

“We’re expecting to complete the building early 2023 and have already had a significant amount of interest from potential customers. We want this location to continue to develop and realise its full potential, for the benefit of businesses and households across the West Midlands.”