Derby City Council’s plans to invest £19.3m in a warehouse and office space at Infinity Park have been approved.
Infinity Park Derby, is located adjacent to the A50 and Rolls-Royce aerospace campus and will be home to the new facility.
The new building will comprise an 80,000ft² warehouse, 15,000ft² of office space, with a further 30,000ft² of mezzanine offices within the warehouse.
The Council has negotiated terms with the developers for the site, Infinity Park Derby LLP, and leading Derby based transport engineering supply chain company, Pattonair, who will lease the building upon completion.
Cabinet were asked to approve expenditure and include the project in the regeneration capital programme on Wednesday 13th February.
Councillor Matthew Holmes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Public Protection, said: “Derby is a world leader in transport engineering and this is a fantastic opportunity for the council to help grow and enhance the facilities we have within the city. This investment will continue to cement our commitment to innovation and growth. We’re thrilled that Pattonair will be relocating to this new facility.”
Pattonair currently employs 1,100 people globally, with 600 employees within its Derby-based businesses, and will aim to consolidate all Derby activities into this single aerospace campus at Infinity Park once fully operational in 2021.
Pattonair chief executive Wayne Hollinshead added: “We’re delighted that Derby City Council cabinet has approved the proposal to develop a new facility at Infinity Park. We look forward to a successful partnership with Derby City Council to execute this next chapter for Pattonair, cementing our position in Derby to deliver world class supply chain solutions for our customers.
“This new site approximately doubles our Derby operational capacity and will provide state of the art facilities to support our ambitious UK growth plans for the next 25 years.”