Magna Park, Lutterworth

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Magna Park
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Coordinates: 52°27′40″N 01°14′45″W / 52.46111°N 1.24583°W / 52.46111; -1.24583 Magna Park is a 500 acres (2.0 km2) road warehousing and logistic centre (distribution centre) located near Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England.

History and description[edit]

Magna Park was created by a collaboration between the Church of England and Asda in 1988;[1] constructed on the site of a former airfield (RAF Bitteswell) it is considered a pioneer of large distribution centres in the UK.[2] It is located in an area of land bounded by the M1, M6 and M69 motorways; known as the 'Golden Triangle' for its logistically favourable location.[3][4]

In 2005 a major fire at UK clothing retailer Primark's warehouse at the site destroyed much of the company's stock.[5]

In 2007 tenants included Asda, Britvic, Honda, Toyota, BT, Argos, LIDL, Merck Eurolab, TNT and Panasonic.[6] In 2008 it was the largest distribution centre in Europe.[1]

In 2013 police raided one of the smaller units to find a fully operational crystal meth lab and almost a million pounds in unused notes.


  1. ^ a b Moran, Joe (14 August 2008). "Big-shed nation". New Statesman. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Schiller, Russell (2001). "10. Industrial location , pp.129-130". Dynamics of property location: value and the factors which drive the location of shops, offices and other land uses. Spon Press. 
  3. ^ Moran, Joe (2010). On Roads. Profile Books. p. 150. ISBN 978-1-84668-060-1. 
  4. ^ Ratcliffe, John; Stubbs, Michael; Keeping, Miles (2009). Urban planning and real estate development (3 ed.). Routledge. Distribution parks, p. 597. 
  5. ^ "Primark stock destroyed in fire". BBC News (BBC). 2 November 2005. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Magna Park takes the lead on ecological design" (PDF),, 2007 [dead link]