SEGRO and Roxhill have launched the SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, to market and the search is now on for occupiers at the 700-acre inland port.
The 700 acre `inland port’ which combines links to the M1 and East Midlands Airport with a major new rail freight terminal, is expected to see up to six million sq ft of warehousing and logistics space being developed and create some 11,000 jobs: 7,250 workers, 900 construction jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs, with Roxhill having played a key role in working with public and private bodies to maximise training opportunities for local people.
SEGRO is funding £100 million of infrastructure at East Midlands Gateway including a 50 acre rail terminal and extensive road improvements, designed to give the best possible connectivity to the 10 plots now available to occupiers.
A partnership with Highways England and other highways authorities means there will also be £35 million of road improvements associated with East Midlands Gateway, including better connections at Junction 24 and Junction 24A of the M1.
Andy Gulliford, Chief Operating Officer, SEGRO says: “SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway will be truly multi-modal: with its proximity to the M1 providing easy road access to the whole of the UK; the fact that it neighbours East Midlands Airport – the UK’s second largest freight airport – and that we are building a Strategic Freight Interchange as part of the scheme.”
Burbage Realty, CBRE and Savills are agents for the scheme.