Major rail connected warehouse scheme to come forward as 200-acre development site, to be named New Stanton Park, launches at Junction 25 of M1

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Initial plans for New Stanton Park at Junction 25 of the M1 will provide a new, strategic distribution hub for the Midlands. With nationwide connectivity and 1,000s of potential employment opportunities, the development will have the capability to deliver new build warehousing from 15,000 to 1million sq ft for sale and to let.

Following the purchase by Verdant, the 200 acre site at Lows Lane, Ilkeston will now go forward for outline planning consent to deliver B2 & B8 uses, with determination targeted by the end of 2021, enabling start on site from early 2022. 

The new centrally located development situated between Derby and Nottingham, is being launched to market by joint agents M1 Agency and TBD Real Estate.

James Keeton, Partner at M1 Agency, said: “With sustainability and flexibility at its heart, New Stanton Park will be able to accommodate single units from 15,000 sq ft to 1 million sq ft. Buildings will be delivered to an Institution Specification, tailored to meet occupiers’ direct requirements.

“A really exciting opportunity situated in the heart of the East Midlands, New Stanton Park is one of the best strategically located sites in the UK. Ideally positioned to access the UK national infrastructure. Approximately 10 minutes to the M1 providing road access the majority of the UK’s key logistics routes, ports and airports.”

Offering direct Midlands Mainline rail connectivity, the development will also see the proposed expansion of the existing rail hub, accessible by all occupiers on the park for goods and logistics movements direct to and from the UK’s key ports. The current initial proposals are capable of accommodating the largest of goods locomotive, with 935-metre-long sidings on a site of approximately 16.7 acres, taking a proportion of HGV traffic off the road network.

The site benefits from large areas of amenity and green space. New Stanton Park will also see fishing ponds, rural walkways and cycle tracks designed to enhance biodiversity and link the site and its wider communities.

David Ward, Director at Verdant said: “This a real opportunity to create a new legacy for our region. We are in the early stages of masterplanning and the options presented to market will help shape the development and bring sustainable business opportunities to the area. There is a multi-skilled workforce on the doorstep providing huge employment potential across the East Midlands.”

Preliminary work to obtain planning has commenced and a Community Liaison Group has been established, with regular meetings already underway. The team is working towards submitting an outline planning application to Erewash Borough Council by Summer 2021, following extensive public consultation from early March 2021 onwards.

For site enquiries or to download a marketing brochure visit: For more information visit or contact [email protected].

For enquiries contact:

M1 Agency: James Keeton – [email protected]

TBD Real Estate: Chris Drummond – [email protected]

Featured photo: New Stanton Park CGI

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