Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Grange Park warehouse approved

Plans for a 348,000 sq ft warehouse at Grange Park in Northampton that could create up to 600 jobs have been approved by West Northampton Development Corporation.

The proposals were put forward by Evander Properties with the backing of British Airways Pension Fund bought the 20 acre site close to Junction 15 of the M1 motorway in June last year.

Comprising approximately 20 acres the site is serviced and ready to go.

The 348,000 sq ft scheme includes the creation of a distribution centre and an office development, which will breathe new life into the brownfield site that was previously used for industrial sand extraction.

The planning permission is subject to a number of conditions, including completion of a section 106 agreement and a further consultation period with key stakeholders on amendments to the application.

The eco-friendly development is designed to achieve an EPC ‘A’ rating and an ‘excellent’ rating from BREEAM, which are the leading assessment methods for the environmental performance of buildings. It will have a number of low carbon design features, including solar water heating and use of recycled materials in the construction process.

Letting agents are Dowley Turner Real Estate and Budworth Hardcastle.