Peel focuses its interests in the transport sector in ports and airports. Our rationale for both is their respective contributions to the UK economy.
Changes in the pattern of shipping, particularly the increasing use of larger vessels, is creating demand for new and up-to-date port facilities. Travelling by air for visitors to and from the UK, as well as across the country, is essential for both business and leisure purposes.
The Group’s strategic approach to logistics is to combine the strength of our land holdings and transport investments via Peel Logistics Property.
Peel Ports plays a significant role in getting freight off our roads, with major gateways strategically located across the UK: the Port of Liverpool, the Manchester Ship Canal, Heysham Port, London Medway, Great Yarmouth and Clydeport’s Scottish ports, complemented by a container terminal in Dublin.
70 million tonnes of cargo handled through our ports every year
45% of UK trade with North America handled by Port of Liverpool
Over £500 million investment in new facilities
Liverpool2 creating new global opportunities
Peel Ports also has interests in Cammell Laird which specialises in ship repair and shipbuilding; and in A&P Group, which operates ship repair facilities at Falmouth and on the rivers Tyne and Tees.
Peel’s airports handle more than 6,000,000 passengers annually
We serve 70 destinations worldwide
£15 million investment in passenger facilities at LJLA
Doncaster Sheffield named best small airport in the UK 2017 (source: Which?)
Our investment in Liverpool John Lennon Airport has helped grow passenger numbers over 10-fold from 450,000 in the mid-1990s and the airport is a key driver of the economies of both Merseyside and the wider North West of England.
PLP – a co-investment with Ivanhoé Cambridge and Macquarie Capital – is a specialist developer, manager and owner of UK logistics real estate.
PLP senior management has 21 years’ experience in the UK logistics sector
Developing 6.1 million sq ft (550,000 sq m) of logistics assets
Strategic access to Peel Land & Property land
The business develops, manages and owns prime-grade UK logistics and industrial properties with in-house management expertise across all key capabilities including acquisitions and sourcing, development, leasing and asset management.