Online retailer Amazon has announced it has agreed a deal to occupy a 500,000 sq ft unit for a new warehouse at East Midlands Gateway in Leicestershire.
Amazon aims to create thousands of jobs at the £700 million East Midlands Gateway currently being built on north of East Midlands Airport.
The new Amazon building, which will roughly be the size of eight full-size football pitches, is expected to be completed by April 2019, while the XPO unit will be built by mid-2019.
Both leases would be for at least 15 years.
East Midlands Gateway is owned by SEGRO and is being developed by Rugby-based Roxhill. The park is expected to have around ten distribution units and include a rail freight terminal.
Amazon already has a 1 million sq ft fulfilment centre in Bardon Hill, Coalville, which opened almost two years ago.