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HFF from Dunstable and a new million plus sq ft warehouse

HFF from Dunstable and a new million plus sq ft warehouse
An enormous new distribution centre for Lidl is being built right now.


Lidl UK have announced that they plan to open their new distribution centre in Houghton Regis, Central Bedfordshire, following the sale agreed with the Houghton Regis Management Company.
The new distribution centre will be the largest of Lidl's warehouses in the UK, based on a 58 acres (23-hectare) site adjacent to Junc 11a of the M1.
This is the first deal to be announced from the North of Houghton Regis development site.
Central Bedfordshire Council have been instrumental in facilitating this opportunity which follows extensive investment in the area to complete both the A5-M1 link road and Woodside Link, which connect to the new M1 junction.
Jason Longhurst, Director of Regeneration and Business at Central Bedfordshire Council said, “The site has outline permission for a mixed-use development at North Houghton Regis, including warehousing, alongside the new junction 11a of the M1.
Lidl’s interest in coming to the Houghton Regis business park is great news for the local community. It demonstrates how our commitment to building roads and infrastructure can lead to local jobs.
The council helped fund both the Woodside Link and A5-M1 link roads, which opened last summer and connect the business parks to the new M1 junction. Since construction of the roads started, more than 50 new deals have been completed for industrial and distribution units across Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard, and the investment generated or planned for the area is already worth an estimated £2bn.
We look forward to bringing yet more companies and jobs to the area

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12 comments - The latest ones
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
I bet this has been an expensive project. Not Lidl on price. ;-)
HFF dear Nick, and stay safe. Have you had a booster jab yet?
5 weeks ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Amelia Heath club
Hi dearest LGM I have received a text offering it and have just been hanging on the phone for 15 minutes, I have given up and will try later again. How about you? ~ They are extremely busy I suspect.
Have a great weekend and stay safe
5 weeks ago.
Amelia Heath club
has replied to Nick Weall club
Mine is tomorrow afternoon. Liz has to make it for me as I don't have a smart phone. I think that's crazy. We get a message but cannot book it.
5 weeks ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Amelia Heath club
Hm, that does seem more than a little crazy ~ luckily you found a solution ~~~
5 weeks ago.
 Steve D
Steve D club
Certainly get a few tins of beans and cordless drills in there Nick :))


Wishing you an HFF and hope you have a good weekend.

Best wishes and stay safe

5 weeks ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Steve D club
I think it is only stocking toilet rolls Steve in case of panic buying :~))

Thanks for your good wishes, may you enjoy a good & safe weekend
5 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
HFF and take care.
5 weeks ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thanks Jaap, you too :~)
5 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
They seem to be popping up all over the place Nick! Did you know there is a new Lidl being built next to Tesco in Shaftesbury? I must admit, they do need another supermarket, when you think Gillingham has five!
An interesting shot. HFF Nick and wish you a good weekend ~ Rosa.
5 weeks ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Hi Rosa You can find some real bargains at Lidl especially on wine ~ bet Tesco love the idea of having Lidl as a neighbour and no I didn't know. I very rarely get anywhere near Shaftesbury these days, although Isobel's best friend lives there.
Gillingham seems to be over provided for at present.

Thanks for your good wishes Rosa. I wish you all the very best for your weekend ~~~ Nick
5 weeks ago.
 Sarah O'
Sarah O' club
Hey dear Nick, WHAT A GREAT building here. So this is close to you, right? its also a great Fence shot as well. I SEE YOUR ARM / ELBOW there as you take the snap...
Have a great new weekend dear Nick..." Great shopping " Hugs,,,, Sarah
5 weeks ago.
Nick Weall club
has replied to Sarah O' club
Hello dear Sarah, you have sharp eyes, spotting my elbow ~ well done indeed. Yes this building is less than a mile away from our Dunstable factory' It will be a distribution centre, not retail. It is very good for the area and us, although it will probably push up labour costs once finished.
We also have an Amazon warehouse in Dunstable, whilst Vauxhall have a major presence too in Luton and just the opposite side of the motorway from here.
I wish you and Mr O a wonderful weekend ~ lazy day hugs
5 weeks ago.

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