19 March 2012

Forsters acts for Opus Land on £14m parcel hub development

Commercial property partner Martin Halling has acted for developer Opus Land in respect of a development agreement with The Alternative Parcels Company Limited (APC) , the UK's largest next day delivery network. Opus Land will develop a £14 million new parcel hub with a gross internal area of approximately 128,390 square feet together with associated office and maintenance facilities at Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock, Staffordshire. The project is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2012.

Ivor Skinner, APC Overnight managing director, said: "The new hub is essential to APC's national operations and future development; it is a major investment made possible through the growth we are enjoying across the APC network. We are also equipping the new hub with advanced systems that will boost productivity and efficiency."

Kingswood Lakeside is situated next to the M6 Toll Road just to the east of Cannock and 20 miles north of Birmingham City Centre.

Martin Halling of Forsters acted for Opus Land. Richard Hartigan of Eversheds acted for The Alternative Parcels Company Limited on the development agreement.

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