WFS extends its lease on two facilities at Heathrow Cargo Centre

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has renewed its lease on two units it currently occupies at Heathrow Cargo Centre, the airside freight facility owned and managed by real estate investment trust SEGRO at the UK’s busiest airfreight gateway.

The five-year leases are for airside units at 551 Shoreham Road and 552 Shoreham Road, which respectively incorporate approximately 60,000 sq ft and 80,000 sq ft of modern warehouse space.

WFS has facilities covering about 400,000 sq ft across four different units at Heathrow Cargo Centre.

Steven Greenhalgh, WFS UK’s finance director, observed: “These airside facilities enable us to deliver a seamless service to our customers and so it was crucial to extend our occupation for a further five years.

“Heathrow is a key strategic location for our business globally and we look forward to partnering with SEGRO on any future space requirements at the airside Cargo Centre.”

Alan Holland, head of the Central London Business Unit at SEGRO, declared of the extension: “[WFS’s] renewed commitment underlines not only our close working relationship but also the continued demand we are seeing for well-located industrial units that deliver airside and landside access at the UK’s hub airport.

“With Heathrow reporting consistently high levels of cargo being exported and imported, demand for freight handling space around the airport shows no sign of abating.” 

The SEGRO facilities on Shoreham Road offer direct airside access at Heathrow.

Earlier this month (February), WFS confirmed that it is to invest in a new pharma facility at Copenhagen Airport.

Construction of the new facility will begin in April. The facility will provide end-to-end handling in a temperature-controlled environment for 2-8°C pharma products incorporating acceptance, offload, pre-storage, build-up and storage.

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