Henry Boot Developments and Derbyshire County Council have agreed a deal with Gist for a 90,760 sq.ft unit at the flagship industrial and logistics development Markham Vale, the third deal agreed on the North site.
The deal is the first to be announced on Markham Vale North in 2017, with the 90,760 sq.ft facility designed and fully fitted out to a high specification for a chilled warehouse and storage facility. The site can incorporate full yard circulation and cross docked facilities, as a second phase of development, allowing for future expansion.
An expected 200 jobs will be generated at the new facility once fully operational. Works commenced in March 2017 and practical completion is due in September. The company will acquire Plot 16, joining Ferdinand Bilstein UK (225,000 sq.ft) and Great Bear Two (479, 285 sq.ft) as the third occupier on Markham Vale North.
Vivienne Clements, Director at Henry Boot Developments, commented on the deal “We are delighted to announce that a deal has been agreed on Markham Vale North, following swiftly on from completion of the Ferdinand Bilstein UK unit.
“Gist is a key player in the supply chain industry, and with the excellent transport routes and access to the M1 from Markham Vale, the new facility will become a key logistics hub for the firm.
“At Markham Vale, land is available in plots up to 15.6 acres, and with the link access road connecting the North land to the M1, we have seen huge interest for space on the land. We are confident there are more exciting announcements to come in 2017 at our flagship logistics park.”
Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration Councillor Tony King said:
“Gist will be another fantastic addition to Markham Vale.
“The firm’s decision to invest in Derbyshire shows its confidence in the county as a great place to base and grow a business and we’re delighted to hear that they’ll be creating 200 new jobs at the site too.
“Markham’s great location and transport links to the M1 make it a perfect fit for the supply chain specialists and it’s a real boost to Derbyshire’s business community.”
Alan Devine, Managing Director, Network Businesses said:
“We are happy to be working with Henry Boot on the development of this important new extension to our national food logistics network, on time and on budget. The new consolidation centre will significantly increase our ability to bring great service to our customers.”
Markham Vale has 40 acres of land available which can accommodate a range of units from 5,000 sq.ft to 300,000 sq.ft.
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