HRG’s big plan

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Home Retail Group has submitted a planning application to create a massive regional distribution centre in South Wales.

The company has submitted a planning application to Newport City Council and Monmouthshire Council to create a 750,000 sq ft distribution centre at the AWG Property scheme to service its Argos and Homebase stores.

If approved, the centre will become the Home Retail Group’s fourth regional distribution centre for its home delivery business serving Wales and the South West of England.

The application comes on the back of the recent expansion AWG developed for Gwent Euro Park tenant Wilkinson. Wilkinson expanded its facility from 800,000 sq ft to over one million sq ft to accommodate its fleet of lorries.

AWG’s Tony Donnelly says: “The proposals at Gwent Euro Park for a new 750,000 sq ft distribution centre for Argos have the potential to bring over 700 new jobs to the area.

“Gwent Euro Park has been a real success story for us, with tenants such as Wilkinson showing their desire to expand on their existing site rather than seek to move elsewhere. This illustrates the attractiveness of this location.”

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