500 jobs a step closer as major logistics scheme gets go-ahead

How APEX will look

Some 500 jobs could be created after developer HBD, part of Henry Boot, and CEG have secured planning permission for APEX – a new 392,000 sq ft logistics and manufacturing hub in Mansfield.

The developers say the scheme could be one of the town’s largest job-creating schemes of recent years.

Some five buildings will be developed at the site, formerly known as Penniment Farm, ranging from 30,000 to 150,000 sq ft and ready to occupy from Autumn 2025.

Vivienne Clements, head of industrial and logistics at HBD, said: “We’re pleased to be working with CEG to deliver this latest logistics scheme – it benefits from an excellent position on the M1 and, given its sustainability credentials and the local skills base in Mansfield, we expect to see strong interest from potential occupiers.

“Supply of high-spec industrial stock coming forward remains low across key industrial corridors in the Midlands – we’ll be looking to bring space forward quickly to meet established demand, with the first buildings ready to occupy from Autumn 2025.”

Matthew Rhodes, planning manager at CEG, said: “We have worked on the Penniment Farm development for many years and new homes are already being delivered at the site. This significant proposal represents one of the largest job creation projects in Mansfield in recent years and will assist the Council in delivering its economic strategy of attracting inwards investment and creating more job opportunities for local people.

“The development will provide flexibility, both in terms of uses and unit sizes, and is located in a strong commercial location with good transport links and access to a large, growing workforce. The site will appeal to a wide range of occupiers, from inward investing companies, trade and industrial occupiers to local businesses seeking higher quality space.

“Having delivered a number of Midlands employment sites, including Vesuvius at Worksop and Vaughan Trading Estate in Tipton, we are confident that APEX will also be a huge success, creating hundreds of jobs and economic benefits for the local area.”

Property Group CEG operates around a 5m sq ft portfolio valued at around £800m.

The property agents for APEX are FHP, CPP and M1 Agency.

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