Blacksmith Freight directors Roger and Tom Black outside their unit at World Freight Terminal. Credit: via Moorhouse Digital Marketing

Freight company takes 33,000 sq ft at Manchester Airport

Blacksmith Freight has signed a three-year lease with Manchester Airport Group to expand its space at World Freight Terminal, where the logistics business already has a 12,000 sq ft office and warehouse.

The 33,000 sq ft industrial unit will aid Blacksmith Freight in storing and distributing goods for its clients. The company said it has seen an increase in business since the pandemic as more and more people shop online. An estimated 10 new jobs will be created due to the expansion.

Blacksmith Freight chief executive Roger Black praised the location of World Freight Terminal, stating that it “offers excellent connectivity for our clients”.

Black continued: “This new facility will enable us to continue to deliver high quality and customised service to our customer base and partners, both in the UK and globally.”

Matthew Bird, head of investment assets with site owner MAG, said: “We are delighted to complete a 33,000 sq ft letting within our transit warehouses to Blacksmith Freight, supporting their continued expansion and ongoing commitment to the Manchester Airport location”.

Elsewhere on the World Freight Terminal site, Columbia Threadneedle is planning to build 235,000 sq ft of warehouses. If successful, this could double the logistics capacity at World Freight Terminal.

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