Handler WFS renews Heathrow lease

Heathrow Cargo - Worldwide Flight Services

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has renewed its lease on two airside units totalling 140,000 sq ft at the Segro-managed Heathrow Cargo Centre.

WFS, the world’s largest cargo-handling organisation, has signed five-year leases for 551 and 552 Shoreham Road, with 60,000 sq ft and 80,000 sq ft of space respectively.
Steven Greenhalgh, WFS finance director said: “These airside facilities enable us to deliver a seamless service to our customers and so it was crucial to extend our occupation for a further five years. Heathrow is a key strategic location for our business globally and we look forward to partnering with Segro on any future space requirements at the airside Cargo Centre.”

Alan Holland, head of Segro’s Central London business unit added: “WFS is a key player in cargo handling and we are proud they are one of our customers. Their renewed commitment underlines not only our close working relationship but also the continued demand we are seeing for well-located industrial units that deliver airside and landside access at the UK’s hub airport.

“With Heathrow reporting consistently high levels of cargo being exported and imported, demand for freight handling space around the airport shows no sign of abating.”
Airworld, Air Canada, DHL Aviation, Air France and Menzies Aviation also occupy space at Segro’s airside premises on Shoreham Road.