XPO Logistics

XPO Cold Storage facility, Grantham, Lincolnshire

With many operators within the cold storage sector moving away from multiple locations and consolidating into larger single units to increase capacity, move towards more automation and reduce running costs the facility in Grantham needed investment and modernisation. The new facility would be 48m high and sensitivities included potential impact on local heritage assets and the existing highways network. UK Networks developed and delivered a successful PR strategy which led to a unanimous decision by planning committee members to grant consent.

Services provided:

  • Consultation strategy
  • Production of consultation materials
  • Public consultation
  • Political and stakeholder relations
  • Statement of community involvement
  • Responding to resident enquiries

Highlights:

  • Unanimous planning approval
  • Enhanced stakeholder relations for the client more generally

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