A new 282 000 sq ft Leicestershire distribution centre for online fashion retailer Boden is expected to be approved by planners on Thursday.
Blaby council’s planning officers are recommending approval of the warehouse on a 20-acre plot at the 65-acre Optimus Point site, off Kirby Road and Ratby Lane, Glenfield, close to junction 21a of the M1 motorway.
The warehouse will have 16 HGV loading docks with the ability to create a
further 10 docks, and a service yard with 45 HGV parking spaces plus 30 spaces at loading doors.h
Last summer M&G Real Estate agreed to fund 481,000 sq ft of speculative warehouse development at the site, which is promoted by Wilson Bowden Developments.
Boden already occupies 183,000 sq ft at Leicester’s Meridian business park in two units linked by a bridge.