Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Stobart planning approval for Magna Park depot

Stobart Group has got planning for a 107,136 sq ft depot at Magna Park, Lutterworth.

The depot will be built on the site of the former George clothing warehouse and will create 100 jobs. The approval comes as developer Gazeley submitted further applications for a biomass power station and HGV depot at Magna Park.

The biomass station will provide power to the various warehouses at Magna Park by burning waste wood chips and Gazeley says it will save about £3 million a year in energy bills because of the low cost of wood chippings and Government subsidies the scheme will attract.

The fuel for the biomass plant would be clean, nontoxic and odourless waste wood which would arrive at the facility in enclosed, walk-in vehicles and be delivered directly into the internal fuel storage areas. The fuel would be supplied by Stobart Biomass Products, leading UK suppliers of Refuse Derived Fuel, in this case waste wood.

The proposed HGV park for Stobart Group would cater for a further 140 car parking spaces and 170 HGV spaces to service a number of contracts that the occupier is currently servicing.

The HGV depot will be attached to the Stobart group’s existing warehouse at Magna Park, which the firm owns in addition to the new one it has planned to build at the former George site.