Aberdeen Standard Investment’s AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has secured a unanimous resolution to grant planning permission for its landmark new cargo warehouse from the London Borough of Hounslow’s Planning Committee. The new 250,000 sq ft facility has been specifically designed to accommodate the operational requirements of dnata, the largest independent cargo-handler serving Heathrow.
The buildings, which will be known as dnata City East, will complement dnata’s existing facilities in the area and will be used to handle the air-freight requirements of its key clients. dnata City East represents one of the largest ever off-airport pre-lets at Heathrow. The facility will benefit from a strategic location opposite the Heathrow Cargo Terminal, and adjacent to the Southern Perimeter Road, providing quick access to the airport’s operational areas.
High profile coverage for this announcement was secured by The Communication Group plc on Property Week, CoStar News, Air Cargo News and Air Cargo Week.