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Marshalls move

Post by 22A » Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:27 pm

Apologies if this post is in the wrong section, or if posted already..
Announced on BBC Radio Cambs this week that Marshalls will leave Cambridge before 2030.
Their new base will be one of; RAF Wyton, IWM Duxford or Cranfield.
12,000 homes can then be built on the Cambridge Airport site.

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by Agent K » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:26 pm

I’d put my money on Cranfield. If you look at the £Billions of money they can make from those houses I’m sure the money will be there to make Cranfield what they want.

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by Vulcanone » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:49 pm

Wasn't this announced earlier this year or even last year.

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by Vulcan74 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:55 pm

I bet it will be Scampton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by Pen Pusher » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:00 pm

Vulcanone wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:49 pm
Wasn't this announced earlier this year or even last year.
I remember it from at least 10 years ago when I was working at Wyton.

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by andrewn » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:32 pm

Pen Pusher wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Vulcanone wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:49 pm
Wasn't this announced earlier this year or even last year.
I remember it from at least 10 years ago when I was working at Wyton.

Brian
There's been plenty of rumours over the years, but its official now. The pressure, and amount of money on offer, has simply been too much to refuse.

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by FlyingFairy » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:14 pm

Already discussed way back in May, see here

viewtopic.php?f=310&t=175796

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by filmman » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:34 am

At say £100,000 per home development profit x 12,000 homes that's £1200,000,000 = £1.2bn. A nice sum for retirement or investment in other business opertunities with or without continuing their aircraft activities! The actual profit could be more or less, but still a serious amount of money.
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Re: Marshalls move

Post by baz1 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:47 am

and for every three houses built they used to say the third was pure profit!

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by Gary » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:59 pm

Had a lecture with one of the Marshalls pilots, he said Cranfield and Duxford are very unlikely

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by Agent K » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:44 pm

Gary wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Had a lecture with one of the Marshalls pilots, he said Cranfield and Duxford are very unlikely
Spoke with a friend last weekend who works in the Marshalls management team, said Duxford was a non-starter, Cranfield very likely!

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by quid21 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:14 pm

Because of course, Cambridge needs more houses because the roads are so empty. :clap:

Wonder what that will do to my 25 mile hour and twenty commute time....

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by plmc135 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:31 pm

You could always use the train, looks like an hourly service

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by quid21 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:47 am

I could but I live 10 miles from Newmarket and need a car to reach our branch offices when needed, so not a viable option!

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by Bucky P » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:17 pm

baz1 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:47 am
and for every three houses built they used to say the third was pure profit!
Persimmons, I believe, have a business model that for every 3 houses they build 2 are pure profit, that's around 66% profit on every house! No wonder they were the first builder to make £1 billion profit in a year and after building around the same number of houses the previous year!

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:19 pm

Agent K wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:44 pm
Gary wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Had a lecture with one of the Marshalls pilots, he said Cranfield and Duxford are very unlikely
Spoke with a friend last weekend who works in the Marshalls management team, said Duxford was a non-starter, Cranfield very likely!
I could imagine Duxfords runway length and location could be a bit of an issue for regular ops.

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by reaperops » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:31 pm

Would it be possible that the General Flying Operations from Cambridge such as the flying group, flying schools etc would move to Duxford with the MADG Business re-locating to a new location.

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by ColintheCaterpillar » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:06 pm

reaperops wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:31 pm
Would it be possible that the General Flying Operations from Cambridge such as the flying group, flying schools etc would move to Duxford with the MADG Business re-locating to a new location.
Quite possibly.

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by Strathayr » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:15 pm

I have read with interest the various arguments on relocation of Cambridge but without details of the implications it would appear Wyton should be the front runner for various reasons ( airfield acceptability ,long runway ,pavement strength ,available hangars.space for expansion.Opertunity for reduced relocation costs.My thoughts.

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Re: Marshalls move

Post by andrewn » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:21 pm

Strathayr wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:15 pm
I have read with interest the various arguments on relocation of Cambridge but without details of the implications it would appear Wyton should be the front runner for various reasons ( airfield acceptability ,long runway ,pavement strength ,available hangars.space for expansion.Opertunity for reduced relocation costs.My thoughts.
But what state is Wyton airfield in though? When I last drove past it didn't exactly look as though it was under 'care and maintenance'?

Also, I'd have thought any move to Wyton would only be short term as its well known Wyton itself is under threat from housing development. Once they've finished destroying Alconbury, Oakington, Bassingbourn, etc then Wyton is an obvious target for yet another new town.

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