Prologis RFI DIRFT sits at the heart of the UK in an unrivalled location adjacent to the M1 and with functioning connectivity into the West Coast Main Line.
The success of Prologis RFI DIRFT is primarily due to its optimum location for warehousing and logistics in the centre of Britain. It is also strategically positioned on the electrified West Coast Main Line providing rail links to mainline ports, the rest of the country and ultimately Continental Europe. 98% of the British population (85% of the UK) can be accessed within the 4.5 hour drive-time limit due to DIRFT’s central location and strategic road communications to the M1 (adjacent to J18) and M6/A14 interchange (within 4 miles).
The nearby East Midlands Airport, Britain’s largest dedicated air freight hub, also provides access to three major air couriers.
The M1 provides direct access to the M25 / London to the south and Leeds / Scotland to the north. It also links to the M6 which serves Birmingham and the north west of the UK. The A14 provides access to the East Coast ports, including Felixstowe, one of the UK’s largest deep sea ports.
In rail terms, Prologis RFI DIRFT is immediately adjacent to a loop of the West Coast Main Line with direct access to major UK and European destinations.
Since its opening by HRH The Princess Royal in 1997, the existing open access Railport has enjoyed substantial growth in rail freight traffic and is one of the busiest intermodal interchanges in the UK. It is now used as a national model for Railport development.