Huge £60m Corby warehouse is open for business

Its ground floor is the same size as seven football pitches

By Sam Wildman
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 4:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 11:17 am
Inside the new Corby warehouse.
Inside the new Corby warehouse.

A massive £60m warehouse is up-and-running in Corby with 120 more people employed as a result.

Despite the impact of Covid-19 and the challenges it brought, Europa Warehouse has now moved into the 715,000 sq ft warehouse at the Midlands Logistics Park off Geddington Road, which has created 2,200 jobs since 2015.

The ground floor is the equivalent of of seven football pitches and the site has 100,000 pallet spaces.

Corby from the skies. The new warehouses are in the bottom left of the picture. Credit: Welland Gliding Club.

Europa say they have won a "substantial" new contract which means the warehouse is already nearing capacity.

Logistics director Maria Torrent-March said: “We’re delighted to mark a great beginning for this amazing new state-of-the-art facility.

"I am hugely proud of the team for winning this major new contract and how everyone responded so positively in getting the facility ready.”

The new facility has three floors of mezzanine with racking built to nine levels.

It's built on the 150 acre site which was formerly a British Steel quarry and then Stanion Plantation.

Andrew Baxter, managing director at Europa Worldwide Group, said: “We’re pleased to have completed Corby which has been made possible because of the team, both internally

and our external partners.

“We want to say a special thank you for everyone involved in pulling together to help us with this project.

He added: “Despite the lockdown with all of its associated challenges every single department at Europa has worked tirelessly to open our new site.

"From the recruitment team hiring a brand new team of 120, staff training, to designing and procuring IT and all of the operations."