Construction has started on the 35-acre strategic rail freight interchange at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton Gateway.
As part of the development, SEGRO is investing £190 million into infrastructure, including the new SRFI and significant improvements to the surrounding road network.
The 450-acre state-of-the-art multi-modal logistics development next to junction 15 on the M1 motorway, will be home to 5 million ft2 of warehouse space and logistics facilities.
Over the coming weeks, the construction activity will be largely focused on earthworks, including stripping the topsoil for the rail connection, freight terminal, building plateaus and estate roads.
The infrastructure improvements are being delivered in partnership with Highways England, Network Rail and local authorities, and are anticipated to be complete by the end of 2023.
The development of SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton Gateway is expected to create approximately 7,500 direct jobs, with around 120 created during the infrastructure construction phase.