Russell Group logistics create new development site

Russell Group logistics has announced it plans to create 200 jobs at the new £200m development site in North Lanarkshire.

According to the BBC, the firm has reportedly submitted a “planning application” for a railhead logistics hub at the former Ravenscraig steelworks site.

If the plans are approved by the council, construction would begin towards the end of 2021.

The “masterplan” to transform the “376-hectare site” was approved by North Lanarkshire Council in June last year. The proposed development would serve as the company’s UK headquarters.

The first phase of the development is “expected” to be completed by early 2023, with overall completion by early 2026.

The site’s developer, Ravenscraig has been in talks with Russell Group on the plans.

Kenneth Russell, director of Russell Group, told the BBC: “We are hugely excited by the potential of this development, which will drive real and tangible benefits to the local population, not least through the creation of hundreds of new and high-quality jobs.

“While we are at the start of the planning process, we are committed to consulting with the public on our plans and will set them out in more detail over the coming weeks and months.”

Councillors told the BBC the site would be opened up to “12,000 people” with the development of housing, schools, retail and business opportunities.


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