Humber Freeport chooses historic dock office as HQ

The Humber Freeport Company has chosen the Grade II Listed Grimsby dock office for its headquarters. The Humber ports are crucial for the UK, handling about 17% of the nation's trade and span the Associated British Ports' four major ports: Grimsby, Goole, Hull, and Immingham. The Grimsby Dock Office is part of the ABS' property portfolio, which includes heritage assets and large-scale development sites like the Humber International Enterprise Park (HIEP) in Hull.

HIEP offers 468 acres of development land, including 212 acres of port estate, features a road/rail link and is ideal for port-centric manufacturing, logistics, and green energy uses.

Greg Lacey, head of property for ABP in the Humber said: "The Humber Freeport is a fantastic opportunity for the UK to attract new inward investment from both international and domestic businesses. We have several complementary development sites across the North and South Bank, all of which have their own USPs and the ability to attract transformational projects to the region. "What is also exciting, is the opportunity for the development sites to play a vital part in the Humber's transformation to green energy and decarbonisation.

We welcome Simon and the Humber Freeport Company team to Grimsby, which is the customs zone of the Freeport, and located close to the offices of North East Lincolnshire Council, which is the accountable body for Humber Freeport." Simon Green, CEO of Humber Freeport said: "This is another significant landmark for Humber Freeport, giving us a base in the heart of the region from which to drive further investment. Large-scale developments with a total value of more than GBP1bn have already been announced for freeport sites in the Humber, demonstrating how attractive our proposition is for inward investors.

"That investment in turn creates skilled jobs for local people, broadening our region's supply chain while driving innovation and economic growth." Click here to sign up to receive our new South West business news... Previous Article

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