Peel Ports invests £28m in new Mersey warehouse

Port of Liverpool operator Peel Ports to invest £28m in 240,000 sq ft cargo warehouse on the Mersey that will be the length of five football pitches and include new cranes. Tony McDonough reports

Alexandra Dock
Peel Ports is spending £28m on a new warehouse at the Port of Liverpool


Peel Ports is expanding cargo capacity at the Port of Liverpool by investing £28m in a new warehouse.

Comprising 240,000 sq ft, the facility will be located at Alexandra Dock. Building work will begin in the next few days. It will be called Alexandra Dock Multi-User Warehouse (MUW) and will be the length of five football pitches (400 metres).

Including 300 metres of dedicated quayside and cranes, the warehouse will be able to store a variety of commodities, both unitised and non-unitised requiring indoor storage.

David Huck, chief operating officer at Peel Ports, said: “We’ve seen a significant increase in demand for warehousing. 

“This huge new facility provides an opportunity for new customers looking for capacity to grow their business, as well as allowing existing customers the chance to expand their operational capacity at the port.

“It also represents a very important milestone for Peel Ports Group, enhancing both our warehousing and distribution offerings while enabling more sustainable port-centric solutions.


Alexandra Dock
Peel Ports’ new warehouse will be built at Alexandra Dock


“We’ve long argued the benefits of the Port of Liverpool’s central location, and this new facility will also provide real cost, carbon and congestion supply chain benefits to the market.”

Mr Huck added the new warehouse would be maximised for storage volumes, discharge performance and fast HGV turnaround times. The project is expected to be completed in April 2024 and the work will be carried out by construction company Glencar.

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Peter Goodman, managing director – Midlands an North, for Glencar, added: “Ports serve as a critical part of the UK supply chain and multi-users facilities of this type contribute towards the continuation of the import and export of vital goods.

“We look forward to working with the full project team progressing the project to a successful end product.”

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