Chancellor visits Corby site to mark major milestone in construction of £60m warehouse

Andrew Baxter MD at Europa Worldwide Group with Chancellor Sajid Javid at Europa's £60m Corby Warehouse

The first major milestone has been reached in the construction of Europa Worldwide Group’s new £60 million, 715,000 sq ft state-of-the-art, logistics facility in the Midlands.

The outer steel frame has now been completed for Europa’s newest warehouse at Midlands Logistics Park in Corby (Northants), with the scheme due for completion in June 2020.

To mark this significant point Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid (and Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Bromsgrove) visited the site. The Chancellor site visit was hosted by Europa Worldwide Group’s Managing Director, Andrew Baxter.

On his visit Sajid Javid said: “Europa is building an impressive state-of-the-art facility in Corby. This is one of the leading UK-Europe logistics operations – it’s an example of exactly what Britain needs after Brexit. What they need more than anything is certainty.”

Europa Worldwide Group is an independent logistics operator with four divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Showfreight and Europa Warehouse. The new Corby site will become Europa’s largest facility in the UK. Europa is looking to recruit a team of 200 ready for its site opening.

Europa’s Managing Director Andrew Baxter said: “We’re thrilled with how our new state-of-the-art facility is now taking shape – seeing the steel frame up really does put the scale of the project in perspective. This is going to be our most innovative and efficient facility to date – as well as our largest – and will be “best in class” in terms of other facility in the UK.”

This new facility will double Europa Warehouse’s logistics portfolio.

The development with Corby Land and Development Ltd, is a joint venture between Mulberry Developments and Frogmore who will also develop out the facility. The main contractor is VolkerFitzpatrick. Europa is being supported by the team at Budworth Hardcastle (Property Consultants).

Phil Jones, Development Director at Mulberry Developments added: “We at Mulberry and Frogmore are delighted to be working with Europa to help create this fantastic new facility in Corby. Despite the challenging weather conditions through October and November our contractors have done a great job in reaching this milestone on programme and we all remain excited and focused on delivering the completed building in June 2020.”

Europa Warehouse Director Maria Torrent-March said:“Building a warehouse infrastructure of this scale within a tight 40-week programme is a meticulous process and we have to ensure each package of works is completed to an excellent standard before progressing to the next stage. Completion of the outer steel frame is a notable milestone for us as we move gradually towards completion.”