UPS Airlines (5X, Louisville Int'l) will invest GBP114 million (USD157.8 million) in a new logistics hub at East Midlands in the United Kingdom after securing a permit from the local authorities, Airports of the World has reported.

The American cargo specialist already employs some 500 people in its East Midlands hub. The new facility, covering some 115,000 square metres, will employ up to a 1,000 more staff.

The new facility on the southeastern end of the airport will include a 43,494-square-metre automated sortation and delivery building, inbound and outbound vehicle loading docks, and a 2,577-square-metre two-storey office complex.

East Midlands, located between the cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham in central England, is the busiest full-freighter airport in the UK. It is served by all major cargo operators, including FedEx Express (FX, Memphis Int'l), DHL Air (D0, East Midlands), and Royal Mail.