Posted on February 28, 2019 by staff

Scottish logistics hub could create 2,000 jobs


Around 2,000 jobs could be created after the Scottish Drummond Estate and partner Landchain submitted a planning application for a £90m logistics hub.

The 30-hectare site is close to Junction 21 of the M1 in Leicester and lies to the east of the M1 and south west of the Enderby Park and Ride.

The site is allocated in Blaby District Council’s adopted Local Plan for employment use.

The scheme will also bring forward the Enderby Relief Road, diverting traffic around the village of Enderby.

The proposals would create 2,000 new jobs and hundreds of skills and training opportunities.

“We are delighted the plans are now ready for submission, our proposals support the council’s allocation of this site for employment uses in its recently adopted Local Plan and represent a considerable investment of £90 million to deliver high quality commercial space,” said Martin Ward on behalf of The Drummond Estate.

“The new development will create thousands of local jobs and we hope the Training Centre will assist those looking to upskill within today’s high-tech logistics sector.

“It will also deliver the Enderby Relief Road around the village which has been a long-held ambition of the authorities and many local people.”

It would create a new logistics destination with 1.147 million sq ft of warehouse and distribution space and provides for a specialised logistics training centre.

The development proposes buildings ranging from 14,000 sq m to 46,000 sq m, with the flexibility to further sub-divide plots to suit individual occupier’s needs.

Ben Grinnall for Landchain added: “These proposals represent an exciting new phase in the growth of logistics facilities in the region.

“Logistics is a fast growing and rapidly changing sector that helps underpin our economy.

“The Enderby Logistics Hub is an excellent opportunity to attract high quality businesses to the area and help consolidate the location as the heart of the industry.”

The Enderby Relief Road (ERR) will deliver a new route from Mill Hill, north of Enderby village, through the New Lubbesthorpe Strategic Employment Site, to Leicester Lane. It would divert vehicles away from the congested village of Enderby, with the access to Leicester Lane and the B4114 junction already completed.

The local authority will now consider the applications with a decision on the applications due by summer 2019.