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SEGRO announces first speculative building at its East Midlands logistics hub

12th April 2021

SEGRO has announced plans to speculatively build at its 700-acre logistics site, SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, reflecting the company’s confidence in market demand in the region.

This is the first speculative development at the park and will create over 220,000 sq ft of modern warehousing which SEGRO will market to potential or existing customers. The building is scheduled to be ready for occupation in October 2021.

The unit will be developed to high sustainability standards, with the building achieving a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) ‘Excellent’ rating and it will be a net carbon zero building.

The new building will enable customers to operate with maximum ease and efficiency supported by the highest standards of infrastructure, power and security. Sustainable features include roof mounted photovoltaic panels, LED lighting and upgraded cladding which improves air-tightness for temperature controlled operations. The development also benefits from a clear height to eaves of 15m.

The new unit aligns with the developer’s commitment to championing low-carbon growth – a key pillar within its Responsible SEGRO framework which aims to enable it to meet its sustainability goals of reducing its carbon footprint by 40%, reducing embodied carbon by 20% and sending no waste to landfill by 2025.

Andrew Pilsworth, Managing Director, National Logistics, SEGRO, said:

“This speculative development is really exciting, as it highlights our confidence in the ongoing demand for well located, connected, modern space in the East Midlands and underpins the importance of logistics.

“Including this speculative build, we currently have four units under construction, after which the park will be nearly 75% full. We’ll be working hard over the coming months to secure customers for the spec build and the remaining 1.5m sq ft of space to ensure that SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway can continue to play a key role in creating jobs and economic growth in the region.”

SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway is centrally located within the UK industrial and logistics market, offering immediate access to an on-site rail freight terminal with direct links to Felixstowe and Southampton, as well as the motorway network and the UK’s largest cargo airport, which operates 24 hours a day. The proximity to the major cities of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham and other local towns ensures the park’s customers have access to a strong labour pool.

Commitment to sustainable development drives leasing

22nd March 2021

SEGRO is taking sustainability to a new level after securing a major pre-let at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway with a leading online retailer, which will include double-deck parking for 200 electric vans.

The customer has agreed a 15-year lease for a 150,000 sq ft unit on a 21-acre site. The BREEAM ‘Excellent’ (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) building will be used as a distribution hub. The double-level vehicle parking areas will have the ability to provide electrical charging to all 200 van parking spaces on site. Other sustainable features include roof-mounted photovoltaic panels and LED lighting.

SEGRO has been able to provide an accelerated construction programme to enable the customer to expand its operations as quickly as possible. The accelerated programme will enable SEGRO to deliver the space to the customer in just over five months, rather than the nine months a standard build programme would take for a building of this size. Furthermore, the customer will have access to be able to begin its internal fit out after just 14 weeks.

The pre-let illustrates the developer’s ‘Responsible SEGRO’ commitment – a framework launched in February, which is anchored on three priority areas; championing low-carbon growth, investing in local communities and nurturing talent.

Andrew Pilsworth, Managing Director, National Logistics, SEGRO, said:

“This pre-let is a brilliant example of how we are supporting our customers’ growth plans and showcases how we are helping them meet their sustainability goals.

“The deal highlights the region’s increasing demand for modern, sustainable warehouse and industrial space, and how developments like SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway can provide the scale, location and connectivity to meet them.”

Already home to a diverse range of customers including Games Workshop and DHL, the logistics hub is centrally located within the UK industrial and logistics market, offering immediate access to the UK’s motorway network as well as dedicated on-site rail and air freight terminal – the UK’s largest freight airport operating 24 hours a day – with direct link to Felixstowe and Southampton. The proximity to the major cities of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham and other local towns ensure a strong labour pool.

Practical completion of the new unit is anticipated in August 2021.

DHL double signing

26th October 2020

The 192,000 sq ft facility has been leased to DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, on a ten-year lease, bringing the total space pre-let to DHL at SLP-EMG close to 900,000 sq ft.

This most recent deal comes after an agreement for lease for a 694,000sq ft unit was signed during early summer 2020. Both units will be completed to the high sustainability level of BREEAM Excellent.

Once complete, over half of the potential 6 million sq ft of accommodation will have been developed, creating a vibrant and active logistics park with a diverse mix of customers, including Games Workshop, XPO Logistics, Amazon and Kuehne+Nagel.

Andrew Pilsworth, SEGRO’s Business Unit Director, National Logistics, said:

“The latest addition with DHL at SLP-EMG continues to highlight the demand for modern, sustainable space that is supremely well located."

“We have now contracted over half the available space, securing inward investment and creating jobs across the region. There’s a vibrant atmosphere on site and it’s good to see the high levels of activity of our customers during these uncertain times.”

The on-site rail terminal, operated by Maritime, is fully operational with trains transporting goods across the UK linking other strategic rail freight interchanges and major UK ports such as Southampton, Felixstowe, London Gateway and the Channel Tunnel.

Since construction began on the site in 2017, SEGRO has invested £100m in earthworks, upgrading transport and road infrastructure, including building a new by-pass around the local village of Kegworth, reducing the amount of traffic moving through the village. Once the site is fully developed, over 7000 direct jobs will have been created. Those working on site have free access to the 24/7 electric shuttle bus to transport them from the train or bus station to site.

SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway is located in the centre of England, directly next to East Midlands Airport, with Nottingham 13 miles to the north-east, Leicester 20 miles to the south and Derby 14 miles to the north west which brings the benefit of a three city labour supply with one million people within a 30 minute drive.

Maritime welcomes additional service and new customers to East Midlands Gateway terminal

July 2020

Maritime Transport Ltd. (Maritime) is pleased to announce two new developments at its East Midlands Gateway (EMG) terminal; the launch of a new intermodal service operated by GB Railfreight connecting the Port of Southampton to EMG, and the recommencement of Freightliner’s EMG service from the Port of Felixstowe. Both services will see COSCO Shipping and OOCL using the terminal for the first time, marking Maritime’s continued expansion into the intermodal market and ongoing commitment to providing a full end-to-end UK logistics solution to its customer-base.

Running five-days-a-week, the new service marked a milestone as the first GB Railfreight train ever to enter EMG, and represents their twentieth service to date.

Despite downturn in container traffic and ongoing economic uncertainties caused by COVID-19, EMG remains fully operational with three dedicated services so far to support Maritime’s customers and partners. The 17-acre interchange opened officially in February as part of the 700-acre logistics park developed by SEGRO, and is capable of handling up to sixteen 775metre-long freight trains daily with storage capacity for 4,000TEU as well as open access. Three Sany reach stackers and two Sany empty container handlers on-site ensure minimal disruption to services and quick turnaround times. The site will eventually host a new 20,000 sq. ft. headquarters for Maritime’s rail subdivision, Maritime Intermodal, to house operations staff, state-of-the-art training facilities, and parking for a fleet of up to 100 HGV’s.

John Bailey, Managing Director – Intermodal and Terminals at Maritime Transport, said:

‘As the country begins its return to a new normal, we are delighted to welcome COSCO, OOCL and GB Railfreight to EMG and extend our much-valued partnership with them. The resumed service to Felixstowe and the new Southampton service will enable UK businesses even more ways of moving their goods from A to B. We are incredibly proud of what our drivers and staff have achieved in the short space of time that the terminal has been open; meeting our customers’ needs and unique requirements is at the very heart of what we do and we look forward to providing additional services in the near future.’

John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight, said:

‘We are thrilled to have launched our first service into Maritime’s open access terminal at East Midlands Gateway. Like Maritime, we are committed to keeping Britain on the right lines during these unprecedented times. We look forward to expanding our capacity in the Midlands region and providing sustainable, highly-reliable, and environmentally-friendly solutions.’

Mr Zhang Zhendong, Managing Director at COSCO Shipping Lines UK Limited, said:

‘Having worked with Maritime for a number of years, we are extremely proud and excited to see our first containers into their new terminal via rail, which will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our environment and save many more road miles as we continue to go that extra mile to meet our customers’ needs.’

National distribution hub completed ahead of schedule at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway

July 2020

SEGRO has completed the development off a new 177,500 sq ft warehouse distribution facility for Games Workshop Limited at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway ahead of the planned schedule.

Games Workshop Ltd, the leading British manufacturer of fantasy miniatures, signed a 15-year lease for the unit which will become the main distribution hub when it is operational in Autumn 2020. It joins other customers such as Amazon, XPO Logistics, Kuehne & Nagel and ShopDirect on the 700 acre flagship site.

The unit has been rated as BREEAM Very Good and EPC A. Local biodiversity was carefully considered during the construction including planting native species of plants and flowers to encourage pollinating insects. In addition there are a suite of facilities to ensure employee wellbeing, including a dedicated gymnasium, shower facilities, cycle routes and secure storage space.

Andrew Pilsworth, SEGRO’s Business Unit Director, National Logistics, said:

“Despite the construction challenges presented by necessary social distancing guidelines in recent months, we’re pleased to have safely completed the development ahead of schedule while adhering to the new measures."

“We look forward to welcoming Games Workshop to their new distribution hub at SLPEMG, where they will join a rapidly growing number of companies operating on the site.”

As part of the development of SLPEMG, a £100 million infrastructure project has created a new by-pass around the local village of Kegworth, a new route to connect the site via a bridge over the M1 motorway and highway improvement works.

To date, over 2 million sq ft of space has been let at SLPEMG contributing to job creation in the local and surrounding areas. The development is forecasted to create over 7,000 jobs on site, 900 construction jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.

Free bike hire scheme launches at East Midlands Gateway

July 2020

A new bike hire scheme has been launched at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (SLPEMG) to make it quicker and easier for employees of all the companies based on the 700-acre site to get around.

This free bike hire scheme, which is part of SEGRO’s commitment to sustainability, could be especially useful for employees commuting to the site using public transport as it will provide an alternative travel option to the onsite shuttle bus to complete the last leg of their journey.

Safety measures will be put in place to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19 for those using the bicycles. These include making hand sanitizer available, advising all employees to wash their hands when arriving at work and daily cleaning of the bikes.

On arrival at the EMG bus interchange, you can simply unlock one of the bikes and cycle on the shared path along the length of the logistics park to reach each unit. The scheme is managed through an app called Donkey Republic, which is available for all Apple and Android devices. By having a single platform for staff to rent, unlock, and lock the bikes, the process is straightforward and does not require much planning ahead.

Employees working at SLPEMG can register onto the bike hire scheme using any email address and they have 30 minutes use of the bikes for free. After making their journey, the bikes should be returned and locked up in the cycle shelters at the building they work in or at the bike hub next to the public transport interchange.

Andrew Pilsworth, Business Unit Director of National Logistics at SEGRO said:

“The new bike hire scheme will make it possible for those employees travelling to East Midlands Gateway by public transport to complete the last part of their commute by bike.

“Encouraging more people to cycle within the site is also great for personal wellbeing and aligns with current government guidance on promoting active travel. We are proud to be working in partnership with Nottingham City Council and local cycling charity Ridewise, to deliver this scheme for employees.

The bikes provide an opportunity for people to add in a little bit of extra physical activity at the start or end of their day. We’re hopeful it will inspire people to consider cycling for other journeys and encourage a sustainable approach when travelling more widely.

We’re looking forward to seeing the scheme really take off…

For more information on the bike hire scheme, please click here

Maritime Intermodal begins new rail freight service for SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway

09 Jan 2020

Maritime Intermodal, a subdivision of Maritime Transport, has launched a new five-day-a-week rail freight service to SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway providing a greener and more flexible way for businesses in the East Midlands to move their goods around the country.

The first route will connect the new strategic rail freight terminal at East Midlands Gateway to the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s busiest container port, and will provide the capacity to move up to 70 containers, meeting increasing customer demand in the region. The new service is Maritime Intermodal’s seventh daily rail freight service, with further services expected to be announced in the coming months.

Andrew Pilsworth, Business Unit Director, National Logistics, SEGRO, said:
“The start of rail freight services to and from East Midlands Gateway is a major step forward for the long-term future of the development and is great news for those who live in, travel through or do business in the region. Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges are recognised by the Government as being nationally important pieces of infrastructure, both economically and environmentally, and the demand for the efficient movement of goods – driven by customer demand and technology – shows no sign of slowing down.”

Commenting on the new route, John Bailey, Managing Director of Intermodal and Terminals at Maritime, stated:
“We’re delighted to be extending our rail offering with this new service, our first of many at EMG which is set to open a new intermodal market for the industry, increasing productivity and removing truck miles from the Midlands’ major routes. The growth we’ve seen in the rail sector already is a testament to our commitment to meeting our customers’ needs, and we look forward to introducing further services in the near future.”

Maritime Transport’s 17-acre EMG terminal is capable of handling up to sixteen 775metre-long freight trains daily. The terminal will provide storage capacity for over 5,000TEU - which is equal to approximately 50,000 pallets of cargo - and is the first to connect to the Castle Donington freight line, providing direct access to the UK’s network of rail freight interchanges and all major UK Ports. In order to accommodate the terminal, earthworks took place to dig 25m below existing ground level. The site will also host a new 20,000 sq ft HQ for Maritime Intermodal to house operations staff, state-of-the-art training facilities and parking for a fleet of up to 100 trucks.

SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway is a 700-acre development with planning consent for up to 6,000,000 sq ft of warehousing and logistics accommodation. The development, which is anticipated to create over 7,000 jobs, is already or will be a base for companies including Amazon, Nestle/XPO Logistics, Shop Direct, Kuehne+Nagel and Games Workshop. As part of the development, tens of millions of pounds have been invested in local infrastructure, including junction improvements on the M1 and A50 and a new bridge over the M1 to connect the Kegworth bypass.

SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway secures the model customer

28 Oct 2019

SEGRO has reached an agreement with Games Workshop Limited to develop a new 177,500 sq ft warehouse distribution facility at its flagship 700-acre multi-modal logistics hub in the East Midlands.

SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (SLPEMG) will become the main distribution hub for the FTSE 250 leading British manufacturer of fantasy miniatures, who will be supplementing their current distribution operation within Nottingham.

Games Workshop will join a range of occupiers already committed to the park, where SEGRO has already leased over a third of the 6 million sq ft of logistics space, having already completed deals with companies including Amazon, XPO Logistics, Kuehne & Nagel and ShopDirect.

Maritime Intermodal has been selected as the operator of the rail freight terminal which will receive its first trains in early 2020. SLPEMG is fully serviced and ready for immediate development to meet occupier’s specific requirements, and the site is served by 28 MVA of power.

Andrew Pilsworth, SEGRO’s Business Unit Director, National Logistics, said:

"This leasing represents another significant milestone for SLPEMG, representing further evi-dence of demand for space, and the pace at which we are able to deliver it. We have now contracted almost 3 million sq ft of space across the site, with the relocation of Games Workshop exemplifying the range of occupiers attracted to the park.”

Located adjacent to East Midlands Airport, the site offers direct access to the M1 and the UK road network and will include a 50-acre rail freight interchange.

The rail freight interchange forms part of a £100million infrastructure programme which includes Kegworth Bypass, a new route connecting the site to the M1 via a bridge over the motorway, a public bus terminal and extensive highway improvement works.

SLPEMG is located in the near centre of England, with Nottingham 13 miles to the north-east, Leicester 20 miles to the south and Derby 14 miles to the north-west, meaning a potential workforce of one million people is within a 30-minute drive.

As well as providing critical infrastructure for the logistics supply chain, the development is forecast to create 7,250 jobs on site, 900 construction jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.

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

Green travel at East Midlands Gateway

16 Sep 2019

A new, free, electric shuttle bus service has begun operating at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (SLPEMG) making journeys to and from the site by public transport more viable commuting options for the thousands of people who will work there.

The new bus service provides free travel between the SLPEMG bus interchange (at the entrance to the site) and each of the employment units throughout the day, which could save up to 15 minutes per journey compared to walking, and makes navigating the 700-acre site easier, particularly for those with reduced mobility.

The workforce at SLPEMG is expected to increase significantly over the next year and a half, from 300 employees in April 2019 to close to 3,000 in Sept 2020. The Gateway Shuttle will become increasingly important in making the site more accessible for those employees that do not have access to a private car and for offering more choice in transport.

From Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Leicester, employees can commute directly to the site on one of trentbarton’s Skylink bus services and upon arrival at the SLPEMG bus interchange, they can then board the free Gateway Shuttle bus and be dropped right outside their workplace. Kate Bedson, Senior Development Director at SEGRO, said:

“One of the things that makes SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway a great place for business is its location, both for moving goods around the country and being easily accessible for employees living in the surrounding towns and cities. The new electric bus service will make travelling to and from work using public transport much easier and more practical for many people who work there already or who will do so in the future.”

SEGRO has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and has opted to use an electric vehicle for the Gateway Shuttle to reduce the carbon footprint at the site. Working alongside Nottingham City Council, SEGRO secured funding to install an electric bus charging facility at the site and is now working in partnership with Nottingham-based bus company CT4N, one of the largest operators of battery powered electric buses in the UK, to run the service. CT4N’s Managing Director Ian Combellack said:

“I am delighted that CT4N has been chosen to operate the new Gateway Shuttle service and that it will be operated with electric buses, providing a valuable link around the 700-acre site. I look forward to working in partnership with SEGRO, as the service grows and develops in the future.”

The commencement of the Gateway Shuttle forms part of SEGRO’s long-term commitment to improving transport connections to site over the next ten years. During this period investments will be made to strategic bus services and for promoting sustainable transport options. For more information on transport options to SLPEMG, please visit: slp-emg-travel.com.

First unit reaches Practical Completion at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway

26 Mar 2019

  • 195,547 sq ft unit occupied by Kuehne + Nagel to be operational in April 2019
  • Local public transport scheduled to begin early April
  • Park Manager appointed

The first unit at SEGRO’s flagship logistics park in the East Midlands has reached practical completion and will be operational from April 2019.

Kuehne & Nagel, the global transport and logistics company, will be taking control of the new 195,547 sq ft facility and will be the first customer to operate from SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.

Construction of the building began in July 2018 and the first employees will be in situ by early April having relocated from premises in Nottingham and Birmingham.

The facility sits on a 17-acre site and will be the new national operating centre for the Over-land activities in the UK. In addition, the warehouse includes a 40,000 sq ft temperature controlled area for pharmaceutical products, offices and staff amenities. In total 300 employees will be based at the facility, which has been rated as ‘Very Good’ by the environmental rating BREEAM and provides electric vehicle charging points.

A new park manager has also been appointed to oversee the day to day running of the park, acting as the first point of contact for customers and leading the management of on-site security and other contractors. The park manager will also work closely with public transport providers which will be running from early April.

Andrew Pilsworth, Business Unit Director for National Logistics at SEGRO, said:

“The completion of the first unit at SLPEMG is a significant milestone and marks the park being officially open for business. In less than 9 months we’ve delivered a great facility to one of our group-wide customers and we’re delighted to have them on site. Progress continues apace across the park and we’re also delighted to welcome our new park manager.”

Jim Hedderwick, Director of Overland at Kuehne + Nagel UK, said:

“The facility at SLPEMG will be integral to our UK operations and we are looking forward to going live in April. We are delighted that SEGRO has been able to complete ahead of schedule to allow us to relocate staff and operations prior to the Easter holiday.”

SLPEMG is multi-modal logistics hub which will provide a total of 6 million sq ft of modern industrial space across 700-acres. 2.5 million sq ft has already been contracted.

Located adjacent to East Midlands Airport, the site offers direct access to the M1 and the UK road network and will include a 50-acre rail freight interchange which Maritime Transport will operate, beginning in Autumn 2019.

The rail freight interchange forms part of a £100million infrastructure programme which includes Kegworth Bypass, a new route connecting the site to the M1 via a bridge over the motorway, a public bus terminal and extensive highway improvement works.

SLPEMG is located in the near centre of England, with Nottingham 13 miles to the north-east, Leicester 20 miles to the south and Derby 14 miles to the north-west, meaning a potential workforce of one million people is within a 30-minute drive.

As well as providing critical infrastructure for the logistics supply chain the development will create 7,250 jobs, 900 construction jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.

SEGRO signs Maritime Transport to operate flagship Rail Freight Interchange in East Midlands

29 Jan 2019

  • Maritime select SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway as Rail HQ
  • 22.5-acre rail freight terminal to run up to 16 freight trains per day
  • First train to run in Autumn 2019

SEGRO has signed a 25 year lease with Maritime Transport, the market leading multi-modal logistics company, who will operate the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (SLP-EMG) and will base their Rail Headquarters at the site.

The 22.5 acre rail terminal will be capable of handling up to sixteen 775m-long freight trains daily and will provide storage capacity for over 5,000 TEU (the measurement of capacity of container terminals) – which is equal to approximately 55,000 pallets of cargo*.

A purpose built 20,000 sq ft office will become the Rail Headquarters under the “Maritime Intermodal” division and will house operations staff, state-of-the-art training facilities and parking for a fleet of up to 100 trucks. Completion of the rail freight terminal is expected in late 2019 and the office element in Summer 2020.

This is the first rail freight interchange in the East Midlands and will connect to the Castle Donnington freight line, providing direct access to the UK’s network of Rail Freight Interchanges and all major UK Ports.

Andrew Pilsworth, SEGRO Business Unit Director National Logistics, said:

“We are thrilled to have signed Maritime Transport as the rail freight operator at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway and to be the home for their Rail HQ operations.

“Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges are recognised by the Government as being nationally important, both economically and environmentally. The demand we are witnessing for the efficient movement of goods – driven by customer demand and technology – shows no sign of abating and SLP-EMG is a key piece of infrastructure in meeting this need.”

Simon Smart, CEO, Maritime Transport, said:

“This is a very exciting deal for us and we’re looking forward to launching SLP-EMG site as our flagship rail depot. Our intention is to use our logistics expertise within the intermodal sector to attract a significant number of new rail services to the terminal by offering a cost effective, highly reliable and environmentally efficient intermodal product.”

As well as being regarded by the Government as nationally important, Strategic Rail Freight Interchanges bring tangible benefits to local communities - reducing traffic congestion on surrounding roads and improving levels of air quality.

Rail freight carries more than £30bn of goods around Britain each year and is more carbon efficient than road freight, with each tonne of freight transported by rail cutting carbon emissions by 76% compared with road haulage.*

SLP-EMG has planning consent for up to 6,000,000 sq ft of logistics accommodation – a third of which is already under contract.

The site is strategically located in the near centre of England with Nottingham 13 miles to the north-east, Leicester 20 miles to the south and Derby 14 miles to the north west.

As well as providing critical infrastructure for the logistics supply chain, the development will create 7,250 jobs, 900 construction jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.

Development milestones reached at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway

24 Jul 2018

  • Power switched on at 700 acre site
  • Construction commences at 17 acre development plot which could support up to 320 jobs

Development of SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (SLPEMG) continues to gather pace as power is installed at the 700 acre site and construction of a new 195,500 sq ft facility for global transport and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel begins.

This week marked the connection of 28 MVA power to the site which will support up to 6 million sq ft high specification logistics space and enable occupiers to begin installing technology as part of their internal fit-outs.

In addition, senior executives from Kuehne + Nagel recently joined SEGRO on-site to mark groundbreaking at their 17 acre development, which will serve as the UK location for its Overland operations. The new facility is expected to complete in April 2019 and will support up to 320 jobs.

Jim Hedderwick – Kuehne + Nagel Director of Overland – UK, said:

“This new facility will be integral to our UK Overland operations, and we are very pleased to see construction commence on site. Our aspiration is to create a best in class logistics facility, and we believe we have the right partner in SEGRO to do that.”

SEGRO continues to advance a number of infrastructure works at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, including improvements to the M1 at Junction 24 and 24A, a bypass linking the site to Kegworth, which includes a 1200 tonnes bridge over the M1, and the delivery of a 50 acre rail freight link.

Andrew Pilsworth, SEGRO Business Unit Director, National Logistics, said:

“We have considerable momentum at East Midlands Gateway, where we are creating a state of the art, multi-modal logistics hub.

“Our strategy at SLPEMG is to deliver the off-site and on-site infrastructure in parallel, whilst also delivering the units for occupiers meaning the new facilities can be operational more quickly.

“The connection of power is a significant milestone as it allows Kuehne + Nagel, and other companies that have committed to the site, to begin their high-tech internal fit-outs.

“Construction will continue apace over the second half of 2018.”

SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway is located in the near centre of England, with Nottingham 13 miles to the north-east, Leicester 20 miles to the south and Derby 14 miles to the north west which brings the benefit of a three city labour supply with one million people within a 30 minute drive.

As well as providing critical infrastructure for the logistics supply chain, the development will create 7,250 jobs, 900 construction jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.

Kuehne + Nagel sign up at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway

30 May 2018

  • Leading global transport and logistics company agrees 195,500 sq ft pre-let at UK’s ground-breaking ‘inland port’
  • Over 2.5 million sq ft space has been transacted at SLPEMG

SEGRO plc (‘SEGRO’) has secured a major pre-let with one of the world’s leading transport and logistics companies at its flagship big box logistics development scheme in the UK Midlands.

Kuehne + Nagel, already a group-wide customer with SEGRO, has agreed a 15-year lease on a 195,547 sq ft unit on a 17-acre site at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.

The Swiss-based company, which operates in over 100 countries worldwide, will establish a central UK location for its Overland operations at the 700-acre ‘inland port’ which combines links to the M1 and East Midlands Airport.

Andy Gulliford, Chief Operating Officer, SEGRO said:

“SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway is a game-changing multi-modal scheme which will offer companies unparalleled road, rail and air connectivity.

“Securing major international customers, who are committed to establishing such significant operations on site represents an enormous vote of confidence for the scheme, the East Midlands region, and the UK.

“We are entering a new era of e-commerce as a mainstay of the UK economy. The supply of big box warehousing, which provides uncompromising scale, location and connectivity, is fundamental in sustaining its growth. East Midlands Gateway exemplifies this critical infrastructure and signals our intent as a major player in the UK big box market.”

Jim Hedderwick – Director of Overland – UK, said:

“We are delighted to have secured a site at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway which is ideally located for our expanding Overland operations. The new facility will enable us to continue to develop our market leading European groupage product and will be designed to include a 40,000 sq ft temperature controlled area to accelerate our ambitious growth plans within the Pharmaceutical sector”.

Since its launch to the market in October 2017, SEGRO has contracted over 2.5 million sq ft of space. In addition to the signing of Kuehne & Nagel, a leading transport and logistics operator has signed a 16 year lease for 638,000 sq ft facility and an online retailer has signed a 1.3 million sq ft pre-let.

Additionally, Shop Direct, the digital retailer whose retail brands include Littlewoods and Very, has committed to establishing operations at a new 550,000 sq ft facility.

As part of the scheme, SEGRO is delivering extensive road improvements which will increase capacity at Junction 24, Junction 24A and will deliver a new bypass for the nearby village of Kegworth. The scheme will also include a major new 50 acre rail freight terminal and a public bus terminal has recently opened at the new entrance to the site.

Highways England are also undertaking work to the current M1 to create a ‘smart motorway’ which is planned to further improve the connectivity to the site.

As well as providing critical infrastructure for the logistics supply chain, the development of SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway will create 7,250 jobs, 900 construction jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.

East Midlands Gateway is located in the near centre of England, with Nottingham 13 miles to the north-east, Leicester 20 miles to the south and Derby 14 miles to the north west which brings the benefit of a three city labour supply with one million people within a 30 minute drive.

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

For more information please contact:

Lizzie Humphreys, External Communications Manager, SEGRO
020 7451 9129 / lizzie.humphreys@segro.com

About SEGRO

SEGRO is a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), and a leading owner, manager and developer of modern warehouses and light industrial property. It owns or manages 6.7 million square metres of space (72 million square feet) valued at over £9 billion serving customers from a wide range of industry sectors. Its properties are located in and around major cities and at key transportation hubs in the UK and in nine other European countries..