JLR distribution complex gets underway

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Winvic has been appointed by IM Properties to construct Mercia Park, the 238-acre north west Leicestershire scheme which was subject to a 2.94 million sq ft pre-let by Jaguar Land Rover last year.

Winvic’s £21 million civils and infrastructure contract comprises an extensive earthworks programme, where over 1 million cubic metres of material will be excavated and remodelled to accommodate the development  The civils and infrastructure works are due be complete in December 2021.

Last year Logistics Manager reported that Jaguar Land Rover was planning to create a new global aftermarket parts distribution centre at the site close to Junction 11 of the M42 at Appleby Magna between Tamworth and Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

The site will supply 80 markets worldwide and meet Jaguar Land Rover’s long term business needs for parts distribution throughout the UK and Western Hemisphere.

JLR is working with IM Properties on the scheme.

Jaguar Land Rover is expecting to begin transferring operations to the new facility in early 2022 with full completion by early 2023.

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