Firm set to take over empty warehouse if plans are approved

A firm is set to take over a Corby warehouse which has been standing empty since it was built in 2008.

UKLF GP Limited has submitted a planning application to Corby Council, seeking permission to create additional space at the premises in Mitchell Road.

If approval is given for the scheme, scores of new jobs could be created. The application is for modifications to the building to create two internal office hubs and a security area within the existing warehouse.

In addition, the company wants to build multi-level mezzanine floors.

The application to the council says: “The warehouse has laid empty since completion in 2008 but now a new tenant has been found they wish to urgently move into the premises which need to be tailored to their exacting requirements. Jobs will be provided for up to 245 staff in 2017, including approximately 170 new appointments.”

Peter Haddon and Partners of Northampton is acting as agent on behalf of Slough-based UKLF GP.

The name of the company’s potential tenant has not been disclosed but its portfolio includes 14 logistic warehouse units occupied by firms including Tesco and Sainsbury’s.