Major step forward for inland port that will create 7,250 jobs

Some 7,250 new jobs in the East Midlands have taken a step closer after Segro and Roxhill launched the SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.

The 700 acre inland port which links the M1 and East Midlands Airport with a major new rail freight terminal is one of the biggest developments the East Midlands has ever seen.

SEGRO is funding £100m of infrastructure works at East Midlands Gateway, including a 50 acre rail terminal and road improvements so that the 10 plots available to occupiers have improved connectivity.

There will also be some £35m of road improvements in conjunction with Highways England, including better connections at Junctions 24 and 24a of the M1.

Andy Gulliford, chief operating officer, SEGRO said: “SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway will be truly multi-modal: with its proximity to the M1 providing easy road access to the whole of the UK; the fact that it neighbours East Midlands Airport – the UK’s second largest freight airport – and that we are building a Strategic Freight Interchange as part of the scheme.”

East Midlands Gateway see up to 6m sq ft of warehousing and logistics space being developed. As well as the 7,250 jobs the finished site will bring, a further 900 construction jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs will be created.

Burbage Realty, CBRE and Savills are agents for the scheme.