CORE Special Projects Ltd has been instructed to commence work on a four-hectare site, part of the former Rockingham Motor Speedway to make way for the largest automotive and logistics site in the region.
The scope of works includes earthworks and stone filling to form temporary areas for the existing tenants, Groupe CAT: CAT UK Services Ltd.
The package will commence next week for a duration of 2 months. Further packages are due to start later this month that will last most of the calendar year.
The site, which currently consists of 27 hectares of parking, a 1.48 mile race track, spectator stands, pit garages and staff sand customer welfare facilities, will become the UK’s new centre for automotive logistics and will mainly be used for the storage of fleet vehicles and parts and the refurbishment of vehicles, which will be done in the existing pit garaging.
The former Rockingham Speedway, which once hosted the British Touring Cars Championship, hosted its last race in December 2018. The 52,000-capacity venue opened in 2001 at a cost of £45m.