Jaguar Land Rover reveals plans for global distribution centre
Jaguar Land Rover wants to create a 3m sq ft distribution centre in Leicestershire to supply 80 markets worldwide.
The car maker has been working with IM Properties for several years on its plans for a new global aftermarket parts distribution centre.
Planning proposals have been submitted to North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) for five units next to junction 11 of the M42.
IMP acquired the land at Appleby Magna in 2016 and identified the opportunity to bring forward the 238-acre site as part of its long-term strategy for delivering high quality, large scale employment parks, attractive to major national and international companies.
If approved, the Jaguar Land Rover distribution campus will sit within a wider development which seeks to help address the quantitative and qualitative industrial and logistics need of the M42 corridor.
Kevin Ashfield, UK Development Director at IMP said: “We have been in discussions with Jaguar Land Rover, North West Leicestershire District Council, Leicestershire County Council and local stakeholders for some time.
“There are very few sites in the UK which could deliver this scale of development in the right location for Jaguar Land Rover.
“We believe the proposed planning application puts forward a high-quality, sustainable scheme will have huge economic benefits for the local area and retain an important element of the Jaguar Land Rover business in the region.”
Junction 11 is one of several large-scale strategic sites IMP has acquired for potential occupiers, capable of delivering more than 15 million sq ft of logistics space, primarily in the Midlands.