Segro Logistics Park Northampton Gateway (SLPNG) will witness the works of construction by Winvic Construction starting this week. Comprising an area of 450-acres, the Northampton Gateway will accommodate approximately five million square feet of industrial facilities.
The park is a new strategic rail freight interchange (SRFI) and Segro is investing £190m into infrastructure works. The works include upgrades to junctions 15 and 15a on the M1, new rail connections, a bypass around Road, and a new bridge over the West Coast Mainline.
The construction will also help improve the A45 and safer junctions along the A508. The entire works contract is set to be £107.5m. 16 trains can be handled each day, in the 35-acre SRFI infrastructure.
The project has been designated a nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP). Extensive landscaping will also be the key focus by Winvic along with creating more than 80 acres of parkland and amenity grassland with 18km of footpaths and cycle ways.
Alongside, the park accommodates 20km of hedgerows and 60,000 new trees planted. The first plots are scheduled to be ready for warehouse construction to start in late 2021 and infrastructure works are anticipated to be completed by the end of 2023.
Activities beginning this month include:
- demolition of existing buildings and removal of vegetation
- exploratory service digging and service diversions
- moving hedges and badger sets
- earthworks and water management operations for the warehouse base slabs
- start of initial earthworks – involving stripping of topsoil and cut and fill – at junction 15 of the M1.