1.6m sq ft industrial scheme planned at Junction 15

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Harworth Group has proposed to create some 1.6m sq ft of Grade A industrial and logistics space near Junction 15 of the M1 in Northamptonshire after entering into an option agreement to acquire 168 acres of land in the area.

The sustainable regeneration giant’s plans for the site also include the development of unique landscaping features and an “ecological enhancement area” which will “protect the heritage assets and vistas of the local area.”

The proposed development will target Net Zero Carbon status, an EPC rating of A and BREEAM “Excellent” certification.

The site is located in an area identified for employment growth in the West Northamptonshire Strategic Plan.

David Cockroft, regional director – Midlands at Harworth Group, said: “At Junction 15, Harworth will use its placemaking skills to deliver an industrial & logistics scheme with excellent sustainability credentials that meets the need for jobs and investment in the region, and positively responds to landscape and habitat requirements, while protecting the heritage of the local area. Harworth has significant experience of creating sustainable places where people want to live and work, and we look forward to working with local stakeholders to bring forward our vision for this site.”

Harworth is currently promoting another recent acquisition in the vicinity – a 107-acre site at Rothwell it purchased in November 2021 – for employment use.