New lease of life


1st November 2018

Developing Northamptonshire


DEMOLITION is now complete of the Robert Horne Paper premises situated on Summerhouse Road, Moulton Park, Northampton. The former 336,000 square foot HQ facility will make way for a new best-in-class industrial/warehouse development known as G-Park Northampton on the popular Moulton Park Industrial Estate.

Gazeley acquired the 20-acre site earlier this year and is speculatively developing three units of 50,350 square feet, 91,100 square feet and 155,227 square feet which will be available from April 2019. The smaller unit will have a clear height of ten metres while the large units will benefit from a 15 metre clear height within the warehouse, as well as excellent provision of dock and level loading doors from secure service yards. A final plot will accommodate a single unit of 132,698 square feet available on a design and build basis.

Franco Capella of Burbage Realty, the letting agent, said: "G-Park Northampton will provide much needed new stock for Northampton, where the availability of existing space from 50,000 square feet is at a historic low. This is set against healthy demand for good-quality product and Moulton Park provides a great location for this. The area is well established with industrial/warehouse occupiers such as Greencore, Great Bear Distribution and UPS already on the Estate. G-Park offers immediate access to both the A45 and A43 which in turn link to the M1 J15 and A14 J8 respectively."

Sustainability is also a core requirement of the development and the highly specified buildings will be Grade 'A' rated for EPC and will target BREEAM very good, incorporating features such as rainwater harvesting for use in toilet flushing and optimising natural light which can save up to 13 per cent a year on running costs.

The development will be undertaken by Gazeley with Equation Properties acting as development manager for the scheme. Both Gazeley and Equation have an excellent track record in industrial/warehouse development.

The new units are available on a leasehold basis and for further information please contact Franco Capella or Tom Kimbell at Burbage Realty on 01604 232555 or visit