Green light for 430,000 sq ft warehouse space at Goodman’s Leicester Commercial Park

Goodman has been granted full planning permission to develop a 430,000 sq ft grade A logistics and warehouse space at its new 40-acre Leicester Commercial Park development.

The project is being developed in partnership with Wilson Bowden and is situated immediately adjacent to the M1/M69 intersection in Leicestershire in the East Midlands. Work is expected to commence shortly with the construction of two new units of 95,500 and 335,000 sq ft respectively. Both buildings will be available for occupation by spring next year.

Each development will be constructed to BREEAM Very Good standard and feature 50-metre-wide service yards, significant HGV and car parking and two-storey office accommodation.

Goodman UK managing director Charles Crossland said: “Leicester Commercial Park is situated in an outstanding location for logistics and offers one of the UK’s most sought-after gateway destinations for customers seeking to take advantage of the benefits of being in the heart of the UK.

“The acquisition and start of this new development provides a further clear example of the strategic alignment of Goodman’s UK operations with our global business focused on the long-term ownership, development and management of modern, strategically located logistics facilities in prime locations.

“The growth of the Goodman UK Logistics partnership remains the key focus of UK operations, with commitments of £250m to date and a further £250m in the pipeline. We will continue to develop our existing landbank to extract the highest and best use, while taking advantage of prime acquisitions as they arise.”

Burbage Realty, Avison Young and Mather Jamie are marketing the scheme.