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Nottingham

JLL works on new DPD distribution hub deal


NOTTINGHAM, 9 October 2017 - Construction is underway on a new £12m purpose-built distribution centre at Blenheim Park in Nottingham, which will create up to 100 new jobs when fully operational.

The new 6.35-acre site, will accommodate a 60,000 sq ft state of the art warehouse and office facility for the UK's favourite parcel delivery company, DPD, with a Spring 2018 completion date planned.

Louise Ferguson, General Manager of Property at DPD commented; "Our new Nottingham distribution centre will be a state of the art, purpose-built facility that will allow us to expand our existing operation to meet our growing business needs, create a significant number of new jobs and give us space to carry on growing for a number of years."   

Blenheim Park, which occupies some 30 acres, is one of several major employment locations brought forward by Wilson Bowden Developments in the East Midlands.

Other high-profile projects delivered by Wilson Bowden in the East Midlands include Nottingham Business Park, Leicester's Meridian Business Park, Interlink Business Park and Optimus Point.

Henry Henson, Development Manager at Wilson Bowden added: "We have been working closely with DPD over the last 12 months to ensure that their new facilities both here at Blenheim Park and our Optimus Point development site in Leicester, were carefully designed in accordance with DPD's bespoke requirements in mind."

"The new distribution centre will provide DPD with state of the art facilities and allow them to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which not all sites can offer. In addition, Blenheim Park offers occupiers an established high quality employment site with excellent transport connectivity and a workforce on its doorstep."

"DPD is a great name to retain at Blenheim and we are delighted that we could extend our relationship with them further and help support their investment and employment plans for the region. We look forward to delivering this project for them."

JLL are joint agents for Blenheim Park, with FHP, and James Keeton is convinced the DPD deal won't be the last Design and Build (D&B) project there.

James Keeton of JLL said, "There is a serious shortfall of good-quality stock for distribution uses, right across the region, and as there are only three plots remaining here, we've seen strong interest in recent months for other Design & Build schemes."

"There is room for 70,000 sq ft on the largest plot, and around 18,000 sq ft on the smallest, so it is possible that one site might be split, but I suspect they will go to three tenants."