New distribution centre could lead to 8,000 jobs

 Peterborough
Ceremony at Gateway Peterborough Photo: Martin Stew, ITV Anglia

A ceremony to mark the start of construction on a project which could lead to the creation of 8,000 jobs took place today.

The opening ceremony took place at Gateway Peterborough. The site will eventually led to a 240 acre distribution and manufacturing park.

The site forms part of the Great Haddon Employment Zone and the first phase of the project starts soon.

The five-million-square-feet site is located just off the A1.

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Site of the Peterborough development Credit: Martin Stew, ITV Anglia