Head of Group Corporate Communications
A 105,699 sq ft industrial and distribution space at Coventry’s Lyons Park has been given approval.
Goodman’s Lyons 106 facility will offer customers high-quality warehouse space in a strategic Midlands location, placing 42 million people, or 75% of England’s population, within a two-hour drive time. Also included as part of the planning approval is a new lorry park with 173 spaces.
Customers will join a diverse mix of local, regional and national companies at the Park, all benefitting from easy Coventry to Birmingham connectivity via the A45, as well as seamless access to the rest of the UK via the M42, M6, and M1.
Easy access to consumers is matched by Coventry’s growing reputation as a top city for employment and business growth, home to thriving automotive, rail, aerospace and motorsport sectors, strong educational institutions and a large talent pool. Lyons 106 will add to this offering, creating new employment space for circa 200 new jobs and boosting the area’s economic recovery post-COVID.
Planning for Lyons 106 builds on Goodman’s success at Lyons Park, having already delivered 800,000 sq ft of industrial and logistics space, including a 464,000 sq ft distribution facility for Amazon and a 135,000 sq ft space to Jaguar Land Rover.
Nigel Dolan, Development Director at Goodman UK, said:
“Goodman’s investment in Lyons Park aligns with our global strategy to provide retail, e-commerce and third-party logistics customers with easy access to consumers, allowing them to service areas with the highest levels of delivery demand.
“Coventry is a rich industrial and distribution destination with numerous benefits beyond its connectivity, such as a vibrant employment market.”
Lyons 106 will offer customers flexibility and operational efficiency, with features including a 12.5m clear internal height, 50m yard depth, 10 dock-level loading doors and 29 HGV spaces.
In addition, the facility has been designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, driving valuable energy, cost and maintenance savings for its customers. Developed to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard and targeting an A-rated EPC, key sustainability features include carbon neutral cladding, LED lighting and solar PV to offset the building’s power needs.
Goodman will start on site at Lyons 106 this summer, with the facility available for occupation from January 2022. Agents marketing the scheme include Avison Young, CBRE and Knight Frank.
For further information and to enquire about Lyons 106, please visit the website for more details.