Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Million sq ft warehouse scheme for Didcot

London-based Diageo Pension Trust and developer Lingfield Securities are to submit plans for a 1 million sq ft warehouse scheme on land west of Didcot Power Station, in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

Representatives for the firm say the proposed development could feature two separate buildings on a 62-acre site with one large unit totalling up to 949,471 sq ft and the other just over 120,000 sq ft or three units of 523,000 sq ft , 425,000 sq ft and 120,000 sq ft subject to planning. The scheme could provide up to 2,000 jobs.

A planning application for the site known as G1ANT will be submitted to Vale of White Horse Council shortly.

Diageo submitted an outline planning application to the Vale council in 2011 to build a 74,000 sq ft storage and distribution warehouse on part of the same site.

Savills is marketing the site which has direct access to the A34 and is 14 miles from Junction 13 of the M4 motorway.