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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..