DDC Warehouse and storage in the inspirational postcode of the East Midlands Gateway – LSA report next half million goes to XPO for Nestle.

Looking at the East Midlands heartland, named the Inspirational postcode by LEP chairman Peter Richardson of D2N2, ‘eighty per cent of the UK within four hours drive on the tacho.’

The giant site on the M1 J24 exit has its latest success story as Nestle are to work with XPO on a high tech half million feet shed.



Going that little bigger, the new shed will be just short of 640 thousand square feet and come in around 55 million pounds. Focused on foods XPO will also look to showcase latest technology and has used the term, ‘Digital Distribution Centre’ Lots of robots and cobots set to line the rack and stack developed with Swisslog for an excellence in efficiency all mixed in with predictive data.

Academic neighbours, Derby University are likely to be one of the first delivery platforms for the new Express Manager degree apprentice to train the next generation of logisticians in the new technologies. The Express Manager is drawn down on levy funding and forms the top step so far in the logistics stairway qualifications.