Games Workshop has secured a contract with SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway to develop a 177,500 sq ft distribution hub.
Games Workshop will join a range of occupiers already committed to the park, where SEGRO has already leased over a third of the 6m sq ft space, after completing deals with Amazon, XPO Logistics, and ShopDirect.
Maritime Intermodal has been selected as the operator of the rail freight terminal which will receive its first trains in early 2020.
Andrew Pilsworth, SEGRO’s business unit director, national logistics, said: “This leasing represents another significant milestone for SLPEMG, representing further evidence of demand for space, and the pace at which we are able to deliver it.
“We have now contracted almost 3 million sq ft of space across the site, with the relocation of Games Workshop exemplifying the range of occupiers attracted to the park.”
The site, located adjacent to East Midlands Airport, offers direct access to the M1 and the UK road network and will include a 50-acre rail freight interchange. The rail freight interchange forms part of a £100 million infrastructure programme which includes Kegworth Bypass.
As well as providing critical infrastructure for the logistics supply chain, the development is forecast to create 7,250 jobs on site, 900 construction jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.
By Michelle Mooney