Cutting-edge warehouse planned for Yorkshire


An unnamed logistics firm plans to construct a state-of-the art warehouse in Melton, East Riding.

Close to the port city of Hull, the site for the £30 million building project is Melton Business Park, and if given the green light, it could result in 400 new jobs. East Yorkshire’s current unemployment rate has risen in recent months due to the coronavirus, and the opportunities created could represent relief to those in the area.

The plans now submitted to East Riding Council by property developers Wykeland describe the facility as covering 8,720 square metres and including state-of-the-art features, such as electrical charge points for a fleet of logistics vehicles.

A spokesperson for the developers commented:

“We have provided the Local Planning Authority with all required technical reports for East Riding of Yorkshire Council to ensure the application is in line with what is contained in their Local Plan.”

Industrial enterprises, such as warehouses and factories, are increasingly focused on fitting new premises with sustainable features in line with the Government’s ambition to reach net-zero carbon by 2050. Businesses in Hull and Chester can use an industrial electrician to assess requirements with an energy audit that can reveal potential savings when opting for modern on-site solutions.

While there has been no official statement made, many in the area believe that the global logistics firm behind the warehouse project is Amazon, and that the site is set to become a distribution centre. If the plans submitted by the developers receive approval, the new facility would be operating in 2021.

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