A 155-acre speculative development on a brownfield site on the former British Celanese site near Spondon. The original facility was built in 1916-18 to support the war effort. Outline planning was submitted in 2020.

The development will comprise the planned 1.8m sqft state of the art facilities combining new purpose-built food production units with a central distribution facility, a technology centre and dedicated energy centres through the park. This revolutionary approach will bring food producers together to cluster knowledge and investment. It is expected to also create up to 5,000 direct jobs.

The flagship Spondon site, located in Derby, is part of SmartParc’s ambition to provide a new sustainable blueprint for the industry. At the heart of the development is sustainability, reducing transport miles and converting to sustainable transport alternatives. With targets of also reduced energy and water usage SmartParc is seeking to address the challenges of sustainability and climate change.

Jubb are providing civil, structural, ground engineering and transport services.