East Midlands Gateway is a proposed Strategic Rail Freight Interchange which will accommodate up to 6 million sq ft of new distribution and storage buildings. The project will include an onside rail freight terminal suitable for 750m freight trains and it will have direct connection into the National Freight Network.
The site is centrally located in the Midlands next to J24 of the M1 and East Midlands Airport. Nottingham is 13 miles to the North East, Leicester 20 miles to the south and Derby 53 miles to the North West. The rail terminal will connect the site to the Castle Donington line providing direct access, via the Rugby Loop, to the major eastern and southern UK ports.
The visualisation software is now assisting the planning application through its final stages of planning approval.
This scheme is located to the south of Coventry, close to the established Middlemarch Business Park, alongside the A45. It is made up of two separate plots. The southern 200 acres is capable of providing 3.6 million sq ft of large B2/B8 warehousing, whilst the northern 60 acre plot fronting the A45 has the potential for a variety of B1(a) (b) and (c) uses together with a hotel and other ancillary retail uses, totalling 900,000sq.ft.
The purpose of the software is to accurately visualise the proposed scheme in its entirety, and is used as supporting evidence during the planning approval process. Prior to the planning application submission, the software is made available to the public to assist and illustrate the scheme from any viewpoint so any concerns or objections can be raised and discussed in each area.