A NEW HIGH-QUALITY EMPLOYMENT PARK FOR NORTH WEST LEICESTERSHIRE
Following the granting of planning approval in Autumn 2019, IM Properties is set to begin the construction of Mercia Park, a major new high-quality employment park in north west Leicestershire adjacent to junction 11 of the M42.
We have reached an important milestone for the project, and as we prepare to begin construction we want to ensure that our neighbours, the local community and wider stakeholders are kept informed about how the project is being delivered, the key timings and other activity to ensure we deliver a successful new asset.
A HOME FOR LEADING BUSINESSES
Mercia Park will become home to leading international businesses Jaguar Land Rover and DSV Group, which are the two principle operators that will occupy the majority of the new 238-acre employment park.
The site will support up to 3,400 jobs when fully occupied and generate around 170 construction jobs per year during the build phase, helping to drive economic growth in north west Leicestershire and the surrounding area.
The park’s excellent access to the strategic motorway network, providing connections across the Midlands and to all other parts of the country, means it has the transport links needed to make the proposed development a success. In addition, our comprehensive transport strategy will minimise impact on local roads and improve accessibility to the site.
With high standards of building design, Mercia Park will include measures to reduce visual impact, and provide landscaping, amenities and first-class management to deliver growth in the most considerate way.
Although we have started to undertake some preliminary site investigation works, the main construction work is set to begin on site in Spring 2020. This will initially involve earthworks, with infrastructure and buildings to follow.
However, contractors are beginning a programme of utility connection works to the site which will involve installing gas, electricity and water services. You can find out more information about these works here.
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