Aaron Morby 1 | Wed 12th June | 7:08 Construction group Shepherd and property developer Goodman have set up a partnership to build a massive rail freight interchange in Etwall, Derbyshire. The partners will work with the site s owner, Etwall Land to deliver a scheme incorporating approximately five million sq ft of manufacturing and distribution space. The planned interchange is strategically located between the M1 and the M6, and Toyota s UK manufacturing plant.
Its aim is to give the area s biggest companies, like Biffa, JCB and Toyota, improved facilities to transport goods to areas such as Stoke, Derby and beyond. A leaked masterplan shows the potential for 15 warehouses over 619 acres of land the equivalent of more than 300 football pitches. Mark Perkins, chief executive of Shepherd Group Built Environment, said: This is a wonderful opportunity to transform sustainable transport links for the region to benefit existing businesses while also encouraging inward investment.
Shepherd Group has a strong in-house capability for delivering strategic development projects. We will seek to play a positive and beneficial role in delivering this exciting regeneration project and look forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure the very best outcome for all concerned. Charles Crossland, managing director of Goodman UK Logistics, added: From an economic viewpoint, the new strategic rail freight hub will act as a stimulus to attract further investment into the area and enhance the region s reputation as a key business location.
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Grant Prior 1 | Mon 10th June | 12:41 Marks & Spencer has unveiled plans to build a new 200m distribution centre at the London Gateway supert-port in south Essex. Construction is due to start next year on the new 900,000 sq ft distribution centre at the London Gateway Logistics Park Marc Bolland, Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer, said: London Gateway will become our third large distribution centre in the UK as we transform our logistics operations into a modern and agile supply chain, fit for the future of M&S. As we become an international, multichannel retailer, London Gateway will help us become more efficient by cutting costs and locating our supply chain closer to our stores and our international markets.
It will also help us deliver against our Plan A objectives by removing road miles and emissions from our network. London Gateway is set to open by the end of this year. The distribution centre will be used to store clothing, homeware and gifts before they are transported to UK and international M&S stores Talk to the Enquirer.
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