Two new depots given the go-ahead in Northampton could create 500 jobs

An artist's impression of the new distribution depots
An artist's impression of the new distribution depots

Two new distribution units with a combined size of more than 460,000 sq ft, creating up to 500 jobs, are to be built on the outskirts of Northampton.

The units measuring 303,824 and 161,709 sq ft, which have just been granted planning permission, will be opposite the Collingtree Hilton, across the A45 London Road and construction is set to start in April.

Both units are due to complete in November and developers Goodman UK Logistics said they will “have the capacity to accommodate up to 500 employees”.

Nigel Dolan, of Goodman, said: “We’re delighted to have received planning permission for these two units, which will be built on a prime site within close proximity to the M1.

“There is a distinct lack of Grade A logistics space in the Northampton area, and indeed the wider East Midlands region. These two units will bring much needed distribution space with strong sustainability credentials to the market, and we anticipate strong demand for them.”

Goodmans said it will give local companies the chance to expand and attract investment from other parts of the UK.

There is a distinct lack of Grade A logistics space in the Northampton area.

Nigel Dolan of Goodman UK

Nearby businesses to the site, part of the Northampton Commercial Park, include John Lewis, Travis Perkins and Carlsberg.

Development on the 500 acre commercial park began in the early 2000s, with the initial phase included a distribution park, offices, hotels and new homes.