Families from the across the local community and surrounding areas were invited onto the park to discover more about the development and its role in the community with many local people employed by companies based on the park.
The site, which celebrated its 25th year anniversary last year is a major local employer with over 9,000 people working for 25 separate companies occupying in excess of 8.3 million sq ft of floor space.
The development is widely considered to be a benchmark development, a point of reference for municipalities and local authorities around the world who are contemplating similar projects. The site has been visited by numerous delegations from Europe and further afield and achieved a number of development industry awards. Magna Park remains one of the most significant employment developments in the UK, East Midlands region and the largest bespoke distribution park in Europe.
Following extensive engagement and collaboration with the local community including local schools and community groups, parish councils, the media and local businesses, over 2,000 people attended the day (up from 850 the previous year) and enjoyed fairground rides, a flight simulator, a complimentary hog roast, a guided walk through the ecologically diverse landscaped areas, a visit from a fire engine and police car and a performance from an award-winning local dance troop.
The opportunity to engage with the community and talk about Magna Park and the contribution it makes to the local, regional and national economy, in the process of improving perceptions about the logistics industry was invaluable and very well received by everyone who attended including the Lutterworth Town Mayor.