An application for a new Wickes retail warehouse has been agreed by Corby Borough Council s Development Control Committee bringing with it further jobs and development to the Borough.
The store will be located on the corner of Courier and Cockerell Road, opposite Asda, and will be the first development to take place on this site, which has been undeveloped for over 35 years.
The store is aimed at trades people and DIY enthusiasts. Products include building materials, timber, joinery and sheet metal, decorating, plumbing and other associated goods. The building will also accommodate a Wickes showroom, now focused solely on kitchens and bathrooms and supported by an installation service.
The store will include two new access points taken both from Courier Road. One for cycle and pedestrian access, and the other for vehicles. The potential for future linkage northwards has also been accommodated.
The development will accommodate 75 parking spaces which include 4 disabled spaces, 5 family spaces, 7 van spaces, car & trailer spaces, 3 motorbike spaces and 6 covered cycle spaces.
Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
This is great news for the Borough that is estimated to create up to 40 jobs whilst regenerating an area of Corby that has been undeveloped for many years. We look forward to seeing Wickes start on site and hope that this will be the catalyst for further industrial development on the site.