Jaguar Land Rover to build huge new warehouse outside Birmingham
20 August 2019
IM Properties is working with JLR on the proposed new 2.94 million sq ft campus at junction 11, M42.
The plan is to create a new global aftermarket parts distribution centre to supply circa. 80 markets worldwide.
It is anticipated that the new facility will provide a significant number of jobs and the employment will grow in line with the business needs.
Planning proposals have been submitted to North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) for five units, designed to consolidate existing facilities and improve efficiency for the flow of parts.
If approved, the Jaguar Land Rover distribution campus will sit within a wider development which seeks to help address the quantitative and qualitative industrial and logistics need of the M42 corridor.
IMP acquired the land at Appleby Magna in 2016 and identified the opportunity to bring forward the 238-acre site as part of its long-term strategy for delivering high quality, large scale employment parks, attractive to major national and international companies.
The application is to be considered by NWLDC Planning Committee on September 3. It is anticipated that the development of the site of would start Q2, 2020, with the first unit completing May 2021. Jaguar Land Rover would begin transferring operations to the new facility in early 2022 with full completion by early 2023.