SEGRO and Roxhill have launched SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, a 700 acre `inland port’ which combines links to the M1 and East Midlands Airport with a major new rail freight terminal, today.
SEGRO is funding £100 million of infrastructure at East Midlands Gateway including a 50 acre rail terminal and extensive road improvements, designed to give the best possible connectivity to the 10 plots now available to occupiers.
A partnership with Highways England and other highways authorities means there will also be £35 million of road improvements associated with East Midlands Gateway, including better connections at Junction 24 and Junction 24A of the M1.
Andy Gulliford, chief operating officer, SEGRO said: “SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway will be truly multi-modal: with its proximity to the M1 providing easy road access to the whole of the UK; the fact that it neighbours East Midlands Airport – the UK’s second largest freight airport – and that we are building a Strategic Freight Interchange as part of the scheme.”
The development which will see up to six million sq ft of warehousing and logistics space being developed will create 7,250 jobs, 900 construction jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs, with Roxhill having played a key role in working with public and private bodies to maximise training opportunities for local people.
Burbage Realty, CBRE and Savills are agents for the scheme.