Friday 30th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Prologis site identified for logistics skills centre plan

A site at Prologis RFI DIRFT has been identified as the best option for a new logistics education and training hub, under plans promoted by Logistics Skills Development, and supported by the University of Northampton.

The Logistics Centre for Skills and Innovation will serve the Midlands and further afield. One of its priorities is to develop a centre of excellence to address the driver shortage for large goods vehicles.

Daventry District Council and South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership are keen to see the idea develop into a bid to secure funding in 2015 using European Union money. The centre would seek to fulfil a requirement of the Development Consent Order granted by the Secretary of State for DIRFT III and consequently has been agreed in principle by the landowners RRSLP and the site’s developers, Prologis.