The Co-operative’s £15m distribution centre at South Normanton is rising out of the ground and is on course to go live early in 2013.
The structural steel work which will support the 477,000 sq ft warehouse has been erected in four weeks. Construction is due to be completed in September, when a fit-out programme will pave the way for the warehouse to go live next year.
The warehouse is being built by Derbyshire-based Clowes Developments at Castlewood which sits alongside the A38 where it joins the M1 at Junction 28.
When the building is complete it is expected to provide work for around 900 people in its own right.
The development team behind the warehouse is being led by main contractor Winvic Construction and project managers First Industrial Developments, who are working with architects Isherwood McCann, civil engineers Waterman Group, legal advisers Flint Bishop and property consultants FHP.
Further deals are imminent for a site which will ultimately be home to over two million square feet of industrial warehousing, manufacturing production and offices.
Tim Gilbertson of FHP said: “The Co-operative Group’s decision to sign up for Castlewood was a major vote of confidence in the site and graphic evidence of the strength of its location. It is less than a mile from Junction 28 and links directly to a road network which gives you near-perfect North-South and East-West coverage.”