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Leyland Estate expansion could create jobs to boost local economy

Published Monday, 19 March 2018

Work has started on site for a new 42,500 sq ft industrial development on the Leyland Trading Estate.

More than 100 jobs could be created thanks to a £4.4 million project to create further industrial space in the town, including three brand new units on the site by Northern Trust.

Following hot on the heels of the Prologis Park Distribution Centre, Appleby Lodge, which has opened this year, the Northern Trust has now started work on a 42,447 sq ft expansion of the Leyland estate.

This work is part-funded by round three of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) Local Growth Fund, worth £1.26 million.

The council is working in partnership with SEMLEP to develop growth and maximise inward investment in the borough and provide support to businesses and opportunities for local people.

As a result of this activity, the council believes that the project will contribute enormously to developing the future local economy, bringing with it many opportunities for young people, supporting existing businesses and ultimately helping to boost the local economy.

A spokesperson for the council said: “The Borough of Wellingborough Council (BCW) is fully committed to promoting growth across the Borough which includes providing support to businesses and opportunities for local people.  This project will contribute enormously to developing the future local economy.  I would like to thank all the partners who have been involved in ensuring the project can go ahead.”

Expanding on the proposals on its website, Northern Trust says that once the new development is complete, the estate will extend the industrial area to more than 230,000 sq ft.There will be separate terraced blocks each between 542 sq ft and 8,928 sq ft in size.