SmartParc partners with SEGRO to deliver a 2m sqft high-tech food manufacturing and distribution campus on 155-acre site at Spondon Derby.
SmartParc SEGRO Spondon, with it’s strategic position in the East Midlands, offers a way for the food industry to collaborate to meet the challenges of sustainable production whilst addressing the need for efficient, direct routes to consumers.
The 2.4m sqft campus style hub offers flexible “state of the art” spaces ranging from starter units at 3,500sqft to manufacturing units up to 400,000sqft. The site will also be home to a “Food manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence” to future-proof the food industry, offering education and career opportunities to secure both the local and global food supply chains.
The flagship site will be home to the first low-carbon food manufacturing community offering a shared distribution hub and services whilst working together to improve sustainability and reduce costs.
From design and material selection to support for eventual occupiers, SmartParc and SEGRO will help to ensure excellent environmental performance and bold efficiency gains at the ground-breaking site.
Building & Specifications
SmartParc SEGRO Spondon provides 1.8m sq ft of purpose-designed food and drink facilities encompassing all of the latest technology. From state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to start-up incubation units and a potential location for a Food Manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence, all units will be built by TSL. They are the No. 1 provider of food facilities in the UK and SmartParc’s design and construction partner.
We will work with all occupiers to ensure units are correctly configured to the client’s process design requirements. The plots will be developed in phases and the design is flexible to allow for different configurations of unit sizes.
Spondon: A Rich History and a Bright Future
- 365,000 people live in Derby
- 1million in East Midlands
- 6million in 50 mile radius
- Can reach 80% of the UK in 4 hours
That’s why we picked Derby as our flagship site for SmartParc.
We will build upon Spondon’s heritage as a site of world-class production, in order to provide food to communities in the most efficient and sustainable way.
Part of the Food Manufacturing Triangle of the East Midlands, Leicester and Derby, Spondon has excellent transport links, and along with our shared distribution centre, will allow businesses to combine their range to provide a forward-thinking and comprehensive delivery offer.
From the very beginning of its life as a production facility, Spondon has been the centre of innovation. During the First World War, the site wa shome to a pioneering acetate production plant, playing a vital role developing material used to waterproof the wings of early military aircraft.
It is fitting that a location with an unrivalled history of cutting-edge engineering will be home to the very first SmartParc.
The creation of this dedicated asset class is pivotal in achieving a more sustainable future for food production and giving a framework for the food industry to build upon. We want to embrace Derby’s engineering heritage to ensure that SmartParc is the home of the next food revolutionJackie Wild - Chief Executive Officer
Our mission is to reduce the carbon footprint of food production through food manufacturers collaborating to reduce resources and utilising new technologies to improve efficiency.
Businesses coming to SmartParc will benefit their bottom line through reduced operating costs, their people’s wellbeing through a better working environment and have the opportunity to explore new routes to customers through on-site consolidation and picking of products, whilst also making a positive step towards saving our planet through sustainable collaboration on energy and other shares services.
All collaborators on SmartParc will sign up for the duration of the lease and are fundamental to the successful operation of the Parc.
These are optional and outside the lease and, depending on the service, will have a duration of between 1-3 years being procured via a purchase contract.
These are also optional and outside of the lease and will be operated through a combination of service contracts heavily orientated towards "pay as you go" but with the emphasis on simplyfying processes which cause all employers the same headaches.
Partnering For Success
SmartParc SEGRO Spondon will be delivered with support from the following development partners: