Billingham-headquartered industrial services firm Able UK has signed a 9-year contract with premium car-maker BMW Group, as it expands its vehicle storage and distribution operations on the Humber.

The deal will see the development of facilities which will include a 4,300 square metre Pre-Delivery and Inspection facility on Able Humber Port, adjacent to Rosper Road in Killingholme.

When completed, at the end of 2017, the project will provide around 100 jobs and provide storage for over 10,000 vehicles on an approximate 60-acre site – equivalent to almost 200 Olympic swimming pools. Able will provide the facility and it will be operated by the Grimsby based GBA Group.

Peter Stephenson, Able Executive Chairman, said: “This is a major step forward in the development of Able Humber Port. We already have well-established large-scale vehicle and storage facilities and this new contract involves a further £25m investment.

“We are delighted to have such a prestigious company as BMW Group as a new client. Able Humber Port is ideally placed for the kind of facilities required by major vehicle manufacturers, with both the space and the proximity to ports handling vehicle movements.

Meanwhile Able is continuing development work, developing more land on Able Humber Port including the imminent construction of the link road, for its Able Logistics Park project, which covers over 1,200 acres with full planning permission in place for the creation of extensive warehousing, external storage and transportation depots.

Howarth Litchfield are delighted to be involved with this project as the architects.

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