Amazon set to create thousands of jobs with new warehouse on £700 million site

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Amazon will be the first tenant to Online retailer at East Midlands Gateway

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.

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