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13/03/2019

£90m Logistics Hub To Create 2,000 Jobs In Leicestershire

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Proposals have been submitted for a £90 million logistics hub in Leicestershire, which would bring 2,000 new jobs to the area.

The 30-hectare site is close to Junction 21 of the M1 and lies to the east of the M1 and south west of the Enderby Park and Ride.

The Drummond Estate and partner Landchain joined forces for the application, which also includes plans for the Enderby Relief Road.

They propose to create a new logistics destination with 106,500 sq m (1,147m sq ft) of advanced warehouse and distribution space and provides for a specialised Logistics Training Centre, which would assist in plugging the growing skills-gap for high tech logistics employees across the region.

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Buildings would range from 14,000 sq m to 46,000 sq m, with the flexibility to further sub-divide plots to suit individual occupier's needs. The development aims to set new environmental standards for industrial development in the region. 

Martin Ward on behalf of The Drummond Estate, said: "We are delighted the plans are now ready for submission. Our proposals support the Council's allocation of this site for employment uses in its recently adopted Local Plan and represent a considerable investment of £90million to deliver high quality commercial space.

"The new development will create thousands of local jobs and we hope the Training Centre will assist those looking to upskill within today's high-tech logistics sector. It will also deliver the Enderby Relief Road around the village which has been a long-held ambition of the authorities and many local people."

Ben Grinnall for Landchain commented: "These proposals represent an exciting new phase in the growth of logistics facilities in the region. Logistics is a fast growing and rapidly changing sector that helps underpin our economy. The Enderby Logistics Hub is an excellent opportunity to attract high quality businesses to the area and help consolidate the location as the heart of the industry."

The local authority will now consider the applications with a decision due by Summer 2019.

(CM/JG)

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