Yearsley Logistics has submitted plans for a new £15m storage and distribution facility in Nottinghamshire.
The plans include redevelopment of Yearsley’s existing facilities at Belle Eau Park in Bilsthorpe, namely replacing its cold store unit with a new 58,664 sq ft facility, alongside the construction of a 206,669 sq ft ambient storage building and 16,684 sq ft of office space.
In addition to this, Yearsley will also construct a 5.4 acre solar farm on an adjacent site.
The new facilities will allow for a further 2,000 frozen stock keeping units (SKUs) and an increase in storage capacity by a further 30,000 pallets. The solar farm will provide a proportion of the substantial energy requirements needed by the site.
Harry Yearsley, Yearsley Group managing director, said “Whilst our Belle Eau Park site has always been predominantly foodservice this expansion will provide our first Super Hub dedicated to this sector. The location is ideal for servicing the whole of the UK and we are very keen to invest to improve our facilities, expand our foodservice offering and increase employment in the area.”
Indigo Planning advised Yearsley on the plans, with its associate director Nick Fillingham noting that the development will lead to the creation of an additional 200 jobs.