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BusinessLogistics company submit £40m Scots-based warehouse application

Logistics company submit £40m Scots-based warehouse application

A PLANNING application for a new Scots-based logistics hub has been submitted with the hopes of delivering new warehousing facilities.

XPO Logistics have submitted an application for the delivery of the £40m logistics hub at a site bounded by Edinburgh Road and Legbrannock Road in Newarthill, Motherwell .

The development will serve to address what XPO Logistics say is “a market-proven requirement” for large-scale warehousing facilities in the region.

This is as well as delivering biodiversity enhancement measures over the more than 40-acre site, which adjoins the company’s existing transport hub.

CGI image of what the XPO Logistics warerehouse will look like.
The proposed facility would cover 300,000 square feet. (Image supplied with release by Orbit Communications)

The global logistics provider is seeking to deliver a 300,000 square foot warehouse for storage and distribution, with associated offices.

The hopes are that the facility will deliver significant economic benefits for the local area, including creating up to 473 direct new jobs, as well as those created through the construction process and in the wider economy as a result of the investment.

Development will serve to address a “significant requirement” for a large-scale warehouse building on the M8 corridor, addressing “increasing e-commerce demands”.

Having carried out market research, XPO Logistics say there is an acute shortage of warehouse space over 100,000 square feet in this locality.

Additionally, the facility is aspiring to achieve net zero carbon for operational energy.

XPO Logistics say this will be achieved through creative building design measures and the introduction of low and zero carbon technologies such as roof-mounted solar panels.

A spokesperson for XPO Logistics, said: “The exciting development will provide significant benefits to the local community.

“This investment of c. £40m [will create] almost 500 net new jobs, delivering a 100% carbon neutral facility and addressing increasing e-commerce demands.

“The submission of the planning application follows extensive consultation, and we would like to thanks the local community and wider stakeholders for their input into this.”

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