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Winvic wins major infrastructure work

Winvic to lead new logistics park contract

The main infrastructure at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton Gateway (SLPNG) has been started by Winvic Construction. Junction 15 of the M1 can be seen with the 450-acre multi-modal logistics hub next to it.

The new construction by Winvic will witness five million sq. ft. of modern, highly sustainable industrial facilities and Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI). Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) is the category that this project falls under.

The infrastructure works include the 35-acre SRFI, which is capable of handling 16 775m long trains per day, new rail connections and improvements to the strategic road network. Winvic is to undertake a landscaping programme of more than 80 acres of parkland and amenity grassland.

The works in this project also cover major upgrades to Junctions 15 and 15a on the M1. Alongside a new bridge over the West Coast Main line, the construction of a bypass around Road along with improvements to the A45 and safer junctions along the A508.

All the works will be delivered by Winvic in partnership with Highways England, Network Rail and local authorities. Besides, 18km of footpaths and cycleways, 20km of hedgerows and the planting of 60,000 new trees are included in the project plan development.

The first plots are set to be ready for building construction in late 2021 with the infrastructure works anticipated to be completed by 2023.Since summer 2020; Winvic has been conducting enabling works for SEGRO.

Activities beginning in January include:

  • Ecological improvements, such as hedge translocation and badger sett relocation
  • Demolition of existing unsafe buildings and removal of vegetation
  • Exploratory service digging and service diversions
  • Earthworks and water management operations for the industrial unit plateaus
  • Commencement of initial earthworks – involving stripping of topsoil and cut and fill – at Junction 15 of the M1.


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