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Furniture company expands at EMDC

Furniture company Birlea Furniture has agreed to take an additional 74,000 sq ft of space at Clowes Developments East Midlands Distribution Centre in Castle Donington. 

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JD Sports gets go ahead for massive DC extension

Retailer JD Sports has been granted planning permission for the extension of its Rochdale based distribution centre at Kingsway Business Park. The total extension (including four internal mezzanine levels) will create an additional 630,000 sq ft of storage and distribution space at the site.


Screwfix to open 562,000 sq ft Fradley DC

Screwfix is to open a 562,000 sq ft build-to-suit distribution centre at Prologis Park Fradley, West Midlands. The development of the site will begin this month, and is expected to complete by autumn 2017.

Property index shows steady expansion

JLL’s Supply Chain Activity Index maintained steady expansion in the third quarter of 2016, although economic and political uncertainties decelerated growth.

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Stobart launches Carlisle logistics park

Stobart Group has begun the first phase of its logistics and business park ‘Eden Park’, which is located next to Crosby-on-Eden airfield in Carlisle. It is developing a 31-acre site, which is able to house units between 50,000 and 330,000 sq ft.

Lidl to build 624,000 sq ft Eurocentral DC

Lidl to open £70m iPort DC

Budget supermarket retailer Lidl is to open a £70 million, 628,000 sq ft distribution centre at the iPort development in Doncaster. The South Yorkshire based site will be the retailer’s 13th UK warehouse, and is part of a six million sq ft Verdion logistics scheme.


Planning permission granted for 467,000 sq ft Sharpness site

Planning permission has been granted for further development of Howard Tenens’ Sharpness site. The logistics company is finalising plans for the development before “deciding whether they proceed to speculatively develop what will be known as “Bristol Gateway II”.

£2m depot for palletised freight services

Knowsley based Sovereign Transport has spent £2 million on the development of a bespoke depot for its palletised freight services. Sovereign, which is part of Palletways, has relocated to the four-acre site at Knowsley Industrial Park.