Hundreds of jobs could be created by Marks & Spencer
HUNDREDS of jobs could be created by Marks & Spencer at a massive distribution centre it hopes to set up in Castle Donington.
At 900,000sq ft, it would be one of the biggest buildings in the East Midlands.
Built at East Midlands Distribution Centre, on the site of the former Castle Donington power station, it would be big enough to house ten football pitches.
A Marks & Spencer spokesman said: "I can confirm we have agreed a lease on a distribution centre in Castle Donington, subject to planning consent.
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"It is too early to say exactly how many people would be employed there but it would be in the hundreds."
A deal would could bring forward the construction of a rail terminal in Castle Donington.
According to the application, Marks & Spencer intends to bring in stock by rail.
Work to create a rail link would begin in January.
If plans are approved by North West Leicestershire District Council, building work would start this year. The centre is expected to be ready during 2012.