Yearsley Logistics has got the go-ahead for a £15 million storage and distribution facility at Bilsthorpe in Nottinghamshire.
Following the decision by Newark and Sherwood District Council, Yearsley, advised by Indigo Planning, will redevelop its current facility at Belle Eau Park, including a replacement cold store unit totalling 58,664 sq ft, and construction of a new storage building totalling 206,669 sq ft. On an adjacent site, the company will build a 5.4acre (2.2ha) solar farm.
The new facilities will allow for a further 2,000 frozen SKUs and an increase in storage capacity by a further 30,000 pallets. The solar farm will provide a proportion of the substantial energy requirements needed by the site.
Group managing director Harry Yearsley said: “While our Belle Eau Park site has always been predominantly foodservice this expansion will provide our first Super Hub dedicated to this sector. The location is ideal for servicing the whole of the UK and we are very keen to invest to improve our facilities, expand our foodservice offering and increase employment in the area.”