The large land portfolio consists of circa 1,618 hectares (4,000 acres) essentially across the North of England. Some of the sites are of national significance, undertaking key functions on behalf of the UK economy.
Located on Able Humber Port, a 497.5 hectare (1,229.5 acre) development to provide 1,700,000m² of warehousing, external storage and transport depots to allow port centric logistics operations at one of the UK’s busiest port complexes. Tenants of ALP will benefit from close proximity to 1,389m of deep-water quays.
Our own strategic direction is a direct result of our major client’s own shifts in strategy and objectives. Due to a solid, well-resourced operating base continued investment has been seen at a number of sites across the ABLE Group even through the economic downturn.
This on-going investment strategy has enabled the facilities to continue to develop and service our traditional markets as well as prepare for emerging business sectors like Offshore Wind.
A £450m investment to develop Europe’s largest newest Super-Port on The Humber Estuary (South Bank). This will attract c. £750m of inward investment and create c. 4,100 jobs. It is the largest Enterprise Zone in the UK and the development of 1,389m of new quays and 366.7 hectares (906 acres) of land will start in 2013.
ABLE has recently invested a further £28 million upgrading the facility with the inclusion of two new quays. Quay 6 is a very heavy duty quay specifically designed to receive single piece offshore structures, such as complete topsides weighing up to 50,000t. Quay 1 is an import/export quay providing additional berthing capacity for rigs and other vessels.
A new 1,500MW Gas Fired Power Station, representing circa £1bn investment to play a vital role in the UK’s energy production market, now has full planning permission (section 36).