4,000 jobs a step closer as construction starts at 200-acre development in Derby

Glencar, a construction company, has started work on Verdant Regeneration’s new 20,400 sq ft regional hub for DX (Group) at a 200-acre development site in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

The project includes offices, external works, and features such as a raised dock and onsite parking.

Completion of the scheme is expected by early April 2024.

The New Stanton Park development, with outline planning permission, aims to create up to 4,000 new jobs once fully developed.

Pete Goodman, managing director at Glencar said: “We are very happy to have been appointed by new customer Verdant Regeneration on what will be the first development to come out of the ground at this brand new strategically located development site which has been a long time in the planning.

 “This development has been designed with sustainability at the core which when combined with large amounts of amenity and green space at New Stanton Park will see fishing ponds, rural walkways and cycle tracks all enhanced to link the site and wider communities.

“Glencar are fully committed to sustainable construction and a sustainable future. Our ESG approach has been deliberately designed to help us create a positive impact on the world in which we operate as well as a more innovative, resilient and successful business for the future.  We are committed to being a responsible business and to supporting customers in achieving their sustainability targets and look forward to working closely with Verdant Regeneration and the broader project team.”

David Grier of Verdant Regeneration said: Having acquired the site in 2020, we have worked hard across the team to quickly bring forward an outline planning application for a development of 2.6m sq ft on what is one of the largest regeneration projects within the region. We are delighted to have now successfully secured outline planning consent and thank Erewash Borough Council for the professional manner and efficiency in which they have dealt with the planning application.

“New Stanton Park offers an excellent strategic location, blending an active rail connection with strong private and public transport connectivity, plentiful labour, large power supply and high volume water connection. When combined, we are confident this will result in a highly successful development with the next chapter set to positively transform and improve the area, bringing forward large-scale job creation in the process.”