YYC Global Logistics Parks Take Off with another New Development

November 18, 2014   |  

Calgary International Airport (YYC) is pleased to welcome two new state-of-the art facilities as part of an exciting new development opportunity in its Global Logistics Parks. Developed by Bandera Ventures, the two buildings will add over 220,000 square feet of available warehouse space at YYC. The buildings were completed in early November and are part of the Phase 1 development plans, which aim to connect commercial, airside and global logistics businesses.

These facilities will attract logistics and distribution companies looking for an opportunity to operate out of one of Canada’s busiest and fastest-growing cargo hubs. The multi-tenant buildings feature 24-foot clear height ceilings with minimum bay sizes of 6,500 square feet, along with loading docks and drive-in ramps.

“Calgary International Airport is a strategic location for logistics and distribution in Alberta; it offers our customers the access and connectivity they require for success,” said Steven D. Bradford, Partner at Bandera Ventures. “Our 10 year partnership with YYC has resulted in the successful development of more than 750,000 square feet of logistics space at the airport and demand-driven growth has been key to the success of the YYC Global Logistics Park.”

Since implementing its Global Logistics Strategy in 2001, YYC’s business parks have been bustling with development. Initially home to 332,000 square feet of warehouse space, YYC now boasts over 3 million square feet which includes a mix of warehouse, logistics, distribution, fixed base operators and other airport related business. With more warehouse space than any other international airport in the country, a number of air freight, logistics and distribution companies are looking to take advantage of the airport’s connections to the world. Additionally, the airport’s close proximity to major transportation routes ensures that goods coming into Alberta can easily be distributed throughout the region. This strategic location allows distributors to reach over 50 million people within a day’s drive.

“This development is another critical component of the strategy that YYC adopted in 2001,” said Stephan Poirier, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for The Calgary Airport Authority. “Through a combination of on-airport multimodal facilities and direct connections to both Europe and Asia, industry throughout Canada is able to connect cargo seamlessly through YYC’s robust network.”

As a key economic driver for Western Canada, YYC will continue to develop its Global Logistics Parks for the benefit of businesses throughout the region. Generating over $8 billion in economic activity and responsible for creating over 48,000 jobs, YYC is truly a place where people, places and commerce connect.