Developer Verdant Regeneration has submitted plans to redevelop the former Stanton Ironworks near Ilkeston in Derbyshire into a vast industrial and warehouse park.
The firm plans to transform the 200-acre site located near J25 of the M1 between Nottingham and Ilkeston, building 2m sq ft of new build warehouse and industrial space, with the ability to deliver a single building of around 1 million sq ft.
As well as extensive remediation and re-use of a large, brownfield site, the plans for New Stanton Park include consolidation of the existing rail line and provision of new rail spur.
David Grier, of Verdant Regeneration, said: “Having acquired the site in 2020, we have worked hard across the team to quickly bring forward an outline planning application on what is one of the largest regeneration projects within the region.
“New Stanton Park offers an excellent strategic location, blending an active rail connection with strong private and public transport connectivity, plentiful labour and large power supply.
“When combined, we are confident this will result in a highly successful development with the next chapter set to positively transform and improve the area, bringing forward large-scale job creation in the process.”
With a direct and operational link to the Midland Mainline railway, the site has potential to become a key distribution point for materials being imported and exported efficiently throughout the UK and beyond.
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