The Mayor of Erewash and leader of the council hold spades at the site.A delivery giant that is building a huge new logistics centre in Erewash welcomed the mayor to the launch of its £12million project – as the first spades were put in the ground.

The hub is at the New Stanton Park Industrial Estate on the edge of Ilkeston – formerly home to the famous ironworks.

DX Group has become the first commercial tenant as the brownfield site is brought back into use. Planning permission for the new 25,000sq ft regional hub was granted as part of the nationwide delivery firm acquiring 4.5 acres.

Mayor Councillor Frank Phillips was joined by Erewash council leader James Dawson and local MP Maggie Throup. Councillor Dawson said:

“This is fantastic news for the borough. It means that the DX building alone will bring up to 138 jobs.”

The hub will include a raised dock to service DX’s parcel freight activities. The new site will also include a depot serving the local area. The Slough-based firm’s chief executive Paul Ibbetson said: “The investment will increase our capacity, drive efficiency improvements and enhance customer service.”

The hub is expected to be constructed within a year.

Picture shows Erewash Mayor Councillor Frank Phillips is flanked by council leader James Dawson and local MP Maggie Throup as the first spades are put in the ground to build a £12million logistics hub at New Stanton Park