INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRESS

Infrastructure work opening up the next phase of Prologis RFI DIRFT is taking shape and the site will be ready for construction work to start early in 2017. Providing a further 400 acres of development land, this new phase can accommodate up to 7.8 million square feet of rail-served logistics space.

Since site preparation work began in 2015, 1.5 million cubic metres of earth has been moved, forming development plots for large distribution buildings and a new rail freight terminal. Each plot will link to the primary access road, to be known as DIRFT Drive, which is currently under construction. The estate roads will remain part of the private estate and will connect the development to the A5 trunk road and the existing DIRFT site.

Located next to Junction 18 of the M1 and the West Coast Mainline, Prologis RFI DIRFT is the largest rail-linked logistics development in the UK and has the potential to bring thousands of new jobs to Rugby and Daventry.

“A fleet of diggers, earthmovers and tipper trucks has changed the landscape of DIRFT,” said Phil Oakley, Director at Prologis. “The development plots and access roads are taking shape and we are getting ready to start construction work on the first buildings.”

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