Plans have been submitted for a 271,000 sq m distribution centre at Basingstoke.

Newlands Developments has proposed the scheme, to be called Basingstoke Gateway, for an 82-acre site at Oakdown Farm.

If approved by Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council work could start in spring 2021. The developer says it could accommodate 1,500 full time jobs.

Jo Davis, principal at property consultant Avison Young and who led the consultation process, said: “Logistics is a key area for growth with significant commercial demand plus an identified need for logistics and distribution space in the Basingstoke and Deane area.

“The developers are already in detailed discussions with local, regional and national occupiers who have requirements in the region.”

John Barker, development director at Newlands, said: “With Basingstoke Gateway there is the potential for world class business activity to be served across the local economy.

“And at this time of employment uncertainty in the wider economy, a wide range of jobs will be delivered for local residents, from entry level and unskilled, apprenticeships, through to skilled technical and managerial roles.”

The application for outline permission will encompass storage, distribution and employment space, with ancillary offices over three zones.

© Thames Tap No 222 (powered by

Please rate this article out of five stars below. You can comment too, using the form at the bottom of the page.