SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway

A three-year project to create a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) at the heart of the United Kingdom’s transport network.

East Midlands Gateway was a three-year project to create a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) at the heart of the United Kingdom’s transport network.

At a glance

  • Client: Segro Plc
  • End-user: Amazon, XPO Logistics, Shop Direct, Kuene & Nagel, Games Workshop
  • Client's agent: Fairhurst / SBH
  • Architect: PHP Architects
  • Engineer: Hydrock / Cass Hayward / RPS
  • Completion: Phased between April 2019 - July 2020

As Principal Contractor for the initial infrastructure phases of this Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP), Winvic has recently completed works on the 50-acre rail freight terminal with 5k of railway line installation, alongside four of the five development plots of the 6 million sq ft of logistics space.

  • Amazon, Plot 1 – 1.3m sq ft fulfilment centre (including 2 storey mezzanine) – completed April 2019
  • XPO Logistics, Plot 2 – 600,000 sq ft distribution centre including 35m high bay facility – completed April 2019
  • Shop Direct, Plot 3 – 500,000 sq ft distribution centre – completed September 2019
  • Kuehne & Nagel, Plot 4 – 195,000 sq ft distribution centre – completed March 2019
  • Games Workshop, Plot 6 – 177,500 sq ft distribution facility – completed July 2020

Following on from the successful delivery of the first five modern industrial units, Winvic has commenced earthworks for the sixth plateau.

  • 6 million  of plateau, screening and topsoiling earthworks

  • 300,000 tons of aggregates

  • 700 people working on site

East Midlands Gateway in Numbers

  • 6 million sq ft of development plots for storage and distribution warehouses
  • 6 million m3 of plateau, screening and topsoiling earthworks
  • 2-metre rise in the level of a newly laid section of the A453
  • New rail freight terminal to accommodate up to 16 trains a day
  • Earthworks cut up to 25m below existing level for rail freight terminal
  • 7km private rail link to Castle Donington branch freight only line
  • 105,000m3 of earth moved in any one week at peak of earthworks programme
  • 65 pieces of machinery operating on site any one point
  • 126,040m2 of new surfaced pavement
  • 2 new bridges; one with 45 degree skew
  • 163km of new services
  • 1 km of new one-metre diameter ferro concrete pipework in the diversion of Derwent Valley Aqueduct (DVA), serving 600,000 customers in the East Midlands
  • 30 service diversions
  • 8 metre deep drainage installed
  • Over 300,000 tons of aggregates

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