Deep water port DP World Southampton is set to be transformed with £40m of infrastructure investment, after receiving Freeport status last month. Work on the port, which is Britain’s second largest container terminal, will begin this year with the aim of elevating it to a premier international freight and logistics hub. The investment programme includes the dredging and widening of berths, which was conducted in partnership with Associated British Ports and completed before Easter. Other works include a £10m investment […]
A promise by the government to splash out with the “biggest ever investment” in roads is still not enough to plug a backlog in maintenance, with billions more needed, according to the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA).
Retailer Marks & Spencer has confirmed that its new DC in Castle Donington in the East Midlands will open this spring. The 900,000ft² site, which M&S will run itself, will create around 1,000 new jobs over time, said a company spokesman.