What’s happening this Spring/Summer

Our appointed contractor, Winvic Construction Ltd is making good progress with both the main onsite works and the programme of highways works.

Over the Spring/Summer months, you will see the following activities on site:

  • Plot 4 – construction of the first warehouse building will commence in April 2024.
  • Rail connection - the new rail tunnel is complete. Network Rail will be working on site to connect the rail freight terminal to the West Coast Mainline. The rail tie will be fully open by Q3 2024.
  • Development plateaus - earthworks continue during Spring and Summer on Plot 1, along with the remaining bunds.
  • Roade Bypass - the bypass is complete.
  • West Coast Mainline Bridge - works are complete
  • Services - the primary substation works have been completed and energised in Q1 2023, supplying power to the entire project. Additionally, the development has been connected to water and gas utilities
  • M1 Junction 15 - works are now complete with all Traffic Management removed.
  • M1 Junction 15a – works are complete, with the Road Safety Audit in process. Throughout Spring there will be overnight works for the installation of road markings.
  • A508 junction upgrades – all works are complete, excluding the entrance to the Courteenhall Estate which is still in a consultation period.

INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS

When complete, SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton will provide 5 million sq ft of logistics and warehouse buildings. Work on the first building for Yusen Logistics will commence in April. Plot 4 will provide 1.2 million sq ft of highly sustainable warehouse space for the leading global supply chain logistics company making it Yusen’s largest facility globally and what is understood to be the biggest warehouse in the Midlands.

Rail Freight Terminal

The strategic rail freight interchange will connect to the West Coast Mainline via the Northampton loop line and will encourage the increase of sustainable movement of freight by rail. The terminal will include intermodal container storage and Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) parking, and the provision of an aggregates’ facility, with the capability to also provide a rapid rail freight facility.

The new rail tunnel and terminal are complete. Network Rail is currently connecting the rail freight terminal to the West Coast Mainline. This tie-in is scheduled for full completion by the Q3 of 2024.

View latest progress here

ROADE BYPASS AND REMOTE JUNCTIONS

Roade Bypass is a new 2.5km single to the west of Roade, tying into the A508 to the north at Northampton Road and the A508 to the south at Stratford Road. As part of the bypass construction, a new road bridge across the West Coast Main Line has been built to the north of Bailey Brooks Lane Bridge.

The bypass will have 3 roundabouts:

  • A508 Northampton Road
  • Blisworth Road
  • A508 Stratford Road

A508 Northampton Road / Blisworth Road Junction (Courteenhall Road Junction)

  • All works are now complete, except for the Courteenhall Estate entrance which is still under a consultation period

Over the spring, the infrastructure works will be nearing completion, with only the Road Traffic Audit and Snagging still in process which will require works overnight for the installation of road markings. These works will cause minimal disruptions to traffic and travel.

We’re pleased to announce that the Roade bypass is complete, and the pedestrian footway closures, and diversions have been removed.