Construction has started on a £60m logistics base for Europa Worldwide Group in Northamptonshire.
The 715,000 sq ft development will be located at Midlands Logistics Park in Corby and is due to be completed in June 2020.
The new facility will double Europa Warehouse’s logistics portfolio.
Managing director Andrew Baxter said: “We’re delighted to announce this huge investment in our logistics operation at a time of massive growth at Europa.
“This is the single biggest investment we have ever made since I acquired the business in 2013 and it demonstrates our ambition to strengthen our 3PL operation at a time of huge market growth particularly for e-commerce Logistics.”
Midlands Logistics Park in Corby has created 2,200 local jobs since 2015. It is built on the site of a former British Steel quarry, latterly Stanion Plantationm and covers 150 acres.
The development has been agreed with Corby Land and Development Ltd, a joint venture between Mulberry Developments and Frogmore who will also develop out the facility.
The main contractor is VolkerFitzpatrick. Europa is being supported by the team at Budworth Hardcastle (Property Consultants).