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Rockingham transforms into ‘game-changing’ Automotive Logistics Hub

The former Rockingham race circuit has relaunched as a new 250-acre Logistics Hub that will provide “game-changing facilities” to the UK’s automotive industry.

The new 250-acre Rockingham Logistics Hub will bring “game-changing” facilities to the automotive sector

The plans for the circuit to switch from motorsport to automotive logistics were revealed a year ago and follow its acquisition by new owners Rockingham Automotive LLP (RAL).

The work on the new Automotive Logistics Hub, which includes planning consent for end-to-end automotive processing and 40,000 sq ft of serviced office space, brings open storage for more than 40,000 vehicles as well as the ability to accommodate large-scale PDI and de-fleet vehicle processing, aided by easy access for arrivals, hard surface roads and storage areas and space to create repair, inspection and cleaning facilities.

The site is surrounded by protective fencing, with entry and exit only possible through manned access points and complementing 24hr security patrols with a CCTV system.

Rockingham is already home to a number of leading automotive logistics companies including Groupe CAT, GEFCO, IT Fleet Automotive and City Auction Group – with the latter having recently introduced an all-new dual lane, together with redeveloped inspection, valeting and presentation bays.

According to Stuart Wright, principal of Rockingham Group, Rockingham will supply “game-changing facilities” to the UK’s automotive industry, due to its space, location, planning and infrastructure, which will include provision for electric vehicles.

Wright continued: “We have big plans for Rockingham and are on course to create the UK’s leading state-of-the-art automotive logistics centre.

“We plan to make a significant investment to redevelop and extend the facilities to prepare, de-fleet and remarket a greater volume of private and commercial vehicles. We will provide our occupiers with the capacity to handle PDI and de-fleet contracts in excess of 150,000 vehicles per annum.

“We have launched a new website to showcase our services and we will be talking to new automotive partners across the UK over the coming months.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.