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News in Brief: January 2020

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MAG (Manchester Airports Group) has appointed McLaren to build a warehouse and logistics facility on the site of a former WWII aircraft hangar at Manchester Airport’s World Freight Terminal, for global airport services provider dnata. The airside project, which will be known as ‘dnata City North’, incorporates the construction of a 13,470m² facility with an integrated two-storey office space.

Plans to turn Paisley Museum into a world-class destination have taken a step forward – after planning permission was granted. The Category A-listed Victorian building will be transformed into a leading European museum telling the unique stories of a town known around the world for the cloth pattern which carries its name.

Yorkshire-based Caddick Group is set to build a £50M distribution centre near Wakefield for global real estate investment manager AEW. Named Wakefield 515, the facility will offer 47,500m² of floor space.

Developer St. Modwen has submitted a detailed planning application to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to build three speculative warehouse units of 3,400m², 4,700m² and 9,000m² at an 11.3-acre industrial and logistics park in Basingstoke. The site is said to be strategically located, as it lies between junctions 6 and 7 of the M3 and is expected to deliver up to 250 new jobs in the area once fully occupied.

Glasgow-based Queen’s Park Football Club has submitted plans for a 1,700-seater stadium at Lesser Hampden in the south of the city. Under the proposals, the site adjacent to Scotland’s national stadium Hampden Park will be upgraded to a league-standard ground complete with a new 812-capacity east stand and an extended west stand for 900 spectators.

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