Network Rail Plans to Open NDC at Former Peugeot Site

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Network Rail plans to open a 300,000 sq ft national distribution centre, NDC, at Prologis’ Ryton site, which was the site of the former Peugeot plant. The £25 million national distribution centre, which will be located near Coventry in the West Midlands, will create as many as 100 jobs.

Ryton – the New Site of Network Rail

The Ryton site is being acquired from Prologis and according to some sources, the $25 million national distribution centre of Network Rails is to open in July 2013. It will act as a hub for Network Rail’s National Delivery Service. The building of the new distribution centre was designed to be BREEAM rated, which means the Network Rails is still committed to use this environmental standard in all new projects.

The national distribution centre of Network Rail will replace existing leased sites, including Lichfield, Worcester and Ludgershall. The warehouse, which will be built on the former site of Peugeot plant, will supply all necessary tools and equipment to maintain Britain’s rail systems. As it was stated by company’s officials, it would become a “significant hub” for Network Rail’s National Delivery Service.

It is expected that the national distribution centre of Network Rail will help cut the cost of the railway by centralizing leased sites in Lichfield, Worcester and Ludgershall as well as cut the company’s carbon footprint.  Martin Elwood, director of Network Rail NDS, noted: “Network Rail’s first preference is to transport goods by rail. This is not always the right solution, so we have an extensive road fleet to transport goods and equipment to our work sites and depots.”

The site was previously occupied by manufacturing facility owned by Peugeot, which was closed in 2006. The site, however, has been owned by Prologis. According to some sources, Network Rail has signed a design-and-build contract with Prologis. The construction of the hub is to be completed by March 2013.

The Prologis’ Ryton site had been expanded by approximately 50 percent. Currently Prologis Park Ryton totals roughly 98 acres. Andrew Griffiths, managing director of Prologis UK, believes that the purchase of lands allows the company to offer more attractive development opportunities to its customers.

The Ryton site has been chosen by Network Rail because of its central location. It has good links to roads like the A45, M1, M6, M40 and M69, not to mention that it is close to Coventry airport. As it has been stated by Prologis, the infrastructure work on site is in progress.

Network Rail Creates Jobs

Network Rail is to create as many as 100 jobs at the £25 million national distribution centre. As it was stated, most of the jobs would be warehousing roles. Louise Bennett, chief executive officer of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, is pleased with the ongoing investment as it creates new posts and opportunities for economies of Coventry and Warwickshire. He is convinced that Network Rail’s investment will be a positive sign to invest in the region because of its unique features.

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Richard Meryn
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