Swissport extends lease at Heathrow Cargo Centre

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Swissport has committed to 10 more years at SEGRO’s Heathrow Cargo Centre by signing a 10-year lease on a 104,000 square foot warehouse unit on Shoreham Road.

The Cargo Centre covers 1.2 million square foot and has a unique airside location offering direct access to the apron, reducing waiting times and providing more certainty around deliveries.

The Swissport agreement follows long-term commitments from Air Canada and Worldwide Flight Services to re-gear leases this year.

The lease includes a clause allowing SEGRO to make future developments of the Cargo Centre to support the proposed expansion of the airport.

Gareth Baker, regional director for Heathrow at SEGRO says: “Swissport’s decision also reflects the importance of Heathrow Airport for UK exports and imports and the strong demand for the properties in our portfolio. We’re pleased to extend our relationship so we can continue working together to capitalise on future growth opportunities for air cargo in the UK.”

Jason Gaskell, COO Cargo Western Europe at Swissport says: “Heathrow remains key to our UKI Cargo operations, our commitment to SEGRO’s Heathrow Cargo Centre will allow Swissport to strengthen its air cargo operations and service capabilities at Heathrow airport allowing our customers a stable platform for further growth.”