THE STORY
OF MAGNA PARK

The site of the development now known as Magna Park Lutterworth was previously occupied by Bitteswell Aerodrome, which was originally established for military purposes prior to World War II. It was later used for civilian aircraft servicing and testing which ceased in the early 1980s.

The site, comprising over 550 acres (223 hectares), was acquired by the then Asda MFI Group plc in 1987 to develop for distribution warehousing.

Gazeley Properties Ltd, then a wholly owned subsidiary of Asda had responsibility for carrying out the development. Outline planning permission was granted in 1987 for Magna Park Phase 1 comprising 4.21 million sq ft (392,000 sq m).

The first two units on the Park were developed to meet the distribution needs of Asda but the potential of the site and suitability to fulfil the requirements of many other companies were soon recognised.

During the 1980s the take up of land was rapid and a planning permission for a second phase of 3.5 million sq ft (325,160 sq m) was granted in 1992.

 
 

 

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Gazeley commits to sponsor famous Whittle Memorial Jet roundabout in Harborough
The iconic Sir Frank Whittle jet plane statue in Harborough now has a new patron after Gazeley, the specialist logistics real estate developer behind the successful Magna Park development in Lutterworth agreed a new five year deal to sponsor and maintain the plane. Air Commodore Sir Frank Whittle was a British Royal Air Force air officer. He is credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine.   A replica of the first British jet designed in Lutterworth a Gloster E.28/39 aircraft has been in place in the centre of a Lutterworth roundabout since 2003.  The statue, at the junction of Rugby Road and the...
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Magna Park Community Fun Day 2018
Gazeley are looking forward to hosting their sixth annual Magna Park Community Fun Day on Saturday 15th September 2018.
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