Massive new business park in Wellingborough '˜to create 2,500 jobs'

Work is to start on a massive business park on the outskirts of Wellingborough.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 11:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 5:03 pm
The development will be built next to the existing Park Farm Industrial Estate

The development, which will be built next to the existing Park Farm Industrial Estate, will cover an area of 110 acres and could provide up to 2,500 jobs - according to Prologis, the firm behind the plans.

It has announced today that it is starting infrastructure work at Prologis Park Wellingborough West.

A spokesman said: “The programme includes diverting utilities, creating development plateaux, building a new spine road and access roundabout together with off-site highways improvements.

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“Infrastructure work will continue over the summer and the first buildings could complete in early 2018.

“The development has the potential to bring more than 2,500 jobs to the area.

“Located beside the established Park Farm Industrial Estate, the new 110-acre development has planning permission for a total of 2.15 million square feet in buildings, ranging from 80,000 square feet to 700,000 square feet.

“In line with Prologis’ approach to sustainable development, each unit will be designed and constructed to achieve a minimum BREEAM ‘very good’ accreditation and the best EPC rating possible for its size.”

Prologis UK managing director Andrew Griffiths said: “There is a shortage of modern industrial and logistics space in the East Midlands, so our new development is attracting a great deal of interest both from existing occupiers and companies who are new to the town.

“There are very few logistics sites with planning permission in the East Midlands, so we are delighted that we can offer customers a wide range of opportunities at this new site.”