Expansion plans could bring 10,000 jobs to Magna Park Lutterworth

Posted on Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Recent expansion plans put forward by Gazeley Brookfield Logistic Properties could see Magna Park Lutterworth increase in size by 500 acres bringing a further 6000 jobs to the local area and further cementing it’s position as the largest distribution hub in Europe.

In addition to the proposal from Gazeley Brookfield Logistic Properties, a separate proposal has been put forward by Barwood which would see a further 200 acre development with 4200 jobs as a result of this further expansion.

These two proposed expansions would see in excess of 10,000 new jobs being brought to the area.

Gwyn Stubbings, Planning Manager at Gazeley, said: “Magna Park in Lutterworth is a great success story. The logistics industry is expected to create almost one million new jobs in the UK by the end of the decade, supporting the whole country’s economic growth.”

“The expansion at Magna Park will happen gradually over a number of years and Gazeley will engage fully with local people, the surrounding parish councils and Harborough District Council in preparing their plans.

“Gazeley knows that it is really important to work with the local community and to be a good neighbour.”

Magna Park enjoys a central location and is considered to be at the heart of the “golden triangle” for the UK’s distribution and logistics industries as it has excellent links with the M1 and M6.

As part of the proposal, Gazeley is committed to creating a logistics academy that would train young people for a career in the logistics industry.

Magna Park currently employs over 9000 people across 25 different industries including Asda, BT, Disney and Toyota.

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