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JD Sports to create hundreds of jobs at new Derby warehouse

Tom Shearsmith
26 July 2021

Footwear and sportswear giant JD Sports is to create hundreds of new jobs at a 514,000 sq ft warehouse complex in Derby before the end of the year.

The new warehouse is being constructed by Panattoni at Derby Commercial Park, off Raynesway, with the sportswear retailer agreeing agreed to take the huge building, called Derby 515.

JD has signed a 20-year lease for the site, with the facility expected to feature a high environmental rating, 56 dock doors and parking for 185 trailers.

Derby Commercial Park is 11 miles from East Midlands Airport, the UK’s largest cargo airport, and within easy HGV reach of East Midlands Maritime, DIRFT and Hams Hall rail freight terminals and ports from Liverpool in the north west, Felixstowe on the east coast, London Gateway and Southampton.

Job advertisements are expected to be released in late Autumn.

Andy Preston, Development Director at Panattoni, said: “This letting reflects the strength of demand from occupiers for immediately available space and the location of the facility, which has excellent transport links and a very large, suitably skilled workforce in one of the UK’s centres for advanced logistics”.

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