Developments has been given the go ahead for a 200-acre logistics park, situated on the eastern side of Corby. The plans for Mulberry Logistics Park officially obtained planning permission by Corby Council’s planning committee on June 29.
The park will be set over 200 acres, totalling 404,000 square metres of employment space – which will largely be logistics. It is being built on former steelworks quarry land.
Mulberry Logistics Park will be an extension of Midlands Logistics Park, which is sited nearby on the former Stanion Lane plantation and is now home to BSH Home Appliances, Europa Worldwide and Eddie Stobart. Midlands Logistics Park is now fully developed and has been deemed as a huge success, receiving national recognition.
The new warehouse park will bring numerous benefits to the local area, including up to 7,000 jobs across a mix of skill ranges, which will have a positive ripple effect on the local economy and also feeds into the extensive housing plans for Corby and its surrounding areas.
The site was formerly quarried by British Steel and has been largely dormant for years due to its poor agricultural properties, making it unviable for farming. Phil Jones, Managing Director at Mulberry Developments, said: “We believe this site is a logical expansion to Midlands Logistics Park which will meet the demand for space whilst delivering many more jobs and wider economic prosperity to the area. “Corby is certainly on the map as a leading logistics location, primarily because of its proximity to the strategic road network, labour force and its growth plans, which we’re extremely proud to be involved with. “We’re also thrilled to announce that we already have a big multi-national name lined up to take the first units at the new logistics park.” Work is targeted to start on the project in 2021, with the first units expected to be completed in 2022.
For further information on Mulberry Developments visit https://mpdl.co.uk/commercial