DIRFTDaventry International Rail Freight Terminal (UK rail port and logistics center)
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Rail freight goods arrive and depart at DIRFT from Europe (through the channel tunnel), from UK ports (such as Felixstowe or Southampton) or from other rail freight interchanges in the UK.
In 2008 Malcolm took over the management of DIRFT. The development of rail terminal operations has significantly boosted the company's development strategy over the last five years.
The two DIRFT East units, covering 200,000 sq ft and 140,000 sq ft, respectively, have been designed and built to the highest specification.
a) Nat West Tower b) Twelve Brindleyplace c) Two Snowhill 11Name the developers behind the recently submitted planning application to redevelop 17 acres at Paradise Circus a) Argent b) Ballymore c) Carlyle Group 12Which leading supermarket had just signed a 1m sq ft pre-let - the biggest this year - at DIRFT II in Daventry?
Staff at the National Distribution Centre at the DIRFT East industrial estate in Crick claim managers at the site - the biggest in the country - have denied members access to officials from the Communication Workers' Union (CWU).
"What's interesting is that nationally 75 per cent of new industrial take-up was design and build, while in the Midlands no notable design and builds have taken place so far this year, albeit a number of deals are in the offing including a 1m sq ft deal at DIRFT in Daventry, which rumoured to be going to a major retailer, and Roxhill Developments, which is about to sign 300,000 sq ft at Brackmills Point, Northampton.
Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) is classed as East Midlands and therefore does not feature within the recommendations of the WMRSS but bearing in mind the terminal is only 40 miles from Birmingham it must be seen as a direct competitor to Hams Hall and Birch Coppice Business Park.
Emergency services were called to the DIRFT Logistics Park, on junction 18 of the M1, Crick, after three staff at the Royal Mail depot were exposed to a substance in a package and became ill.
In addition, a number of significant deals are in the pipeline, including Tesco's acquisition of 800,000 sq ft at ProLogis Park at Dirft, on a 20 year lease, and Marks & Spencer's intended take-up of one million sq ft at East Midlands Distribution Centre.
It covers a trip from Southampton to Trafford Park in Manchester, centring on the DIRFT Logistics Park near Rugby.