11-Aug-2011 Source: HeliHub.com
Stobart Group has tabled Â£40 million plans for a huge warehousing and office complex in Cheshire.Â Â The scheme at Widnes Freight Park involves three sheds of 850,000sq ft, 300,000sq ft and 210,000sq ft, a biomass plant and a 12-storey office block with rooftop helicopter pad.
The company is one of the UK’s major corporate helicopter operations, with frequent shuttle flights between its main base in Carlisle and it’s huge railhead at Crick, Northamptonshire, as well as other centres including Southend Airport where building work started this week on a new 129-bed hotel as part of a wide-ranging regeneration planned by the Group.
Stobart Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is the UK leader in multimodal transport and logistics solutions. It is one of the most recognised and strongest brands in Britain, best known for its iconic Eddie Stobart trucks. Today, Eddie Stobart is the name behind a road haulage fleet of some 2,250 trucks and over six million square feet of cutting-edge warehousing facilities.Â The group employs over 5,000 people in 40 different locations, offering multimodal logistics solutions to customers across Europe through rail, ports, airports, estates, infrastructure, civil engineering and transport & distribution businesses. Stobart is fast developing these divisions into industry leaders, and by developing assets such as London Southend Airport, Carlisle Lake District Airport and Mersey Multimodal Gateway in Widnes, is creating new business for the Group’s core transport and logistics operations.
Stobart currently operates an AgustaWestland AW109S Grand, and has a website at http://www.stobartgroup.co.uk
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com