Tuesday 6th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

2.3m sq ft logistics park for Kettering

Developer dbsymmetry has set out plans for a 2.3 million sq ft logistics park next to the Weetabix factory on the southern edge of Kettering.

In a planning application to Kettering council, Peter Brett Associates, who are acting for dbsymmetry, said there is immediate demand for the delivery of a logistics development on the site.

The site, which is agricultural, extends to 136 acres and is located close to Junction 9 of the A14. The outline application envisions between 3 and 10 units on the site ranging between 100,000sq ft and 1.3 million sq ft with a maximum eaves height of 23m.

The planning statement notes that  “there remains an imbalance [between supply and demand of logistics space in the area], with strong pent up demand for large scale strategic warehousing development. Given the site’s excellent location, with access to the A14, which provides direct connections to the country’s most important ports at Felixstowe and Thames Gateway, it is ideally located to meet this demand”.

It estimates that the site could provide up to 2,800 jobs within a mix of sectors.