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Spen Hill to build processing plant

A new Tesco distribution and processing facility will be built in east London by construction firm Spen Hill, it has been revealed.

Construction of the 46,450m² centre at Beam Reach 5 in Rainham will get under way once planning permission is granted, after Tesco bought the 14.2ha site from the London Development Agency (LDA).

The planning application for the distribution centre is expected to be lodged with the London Borough of Havering.

Plans for the site include the construction of two main buildings, which will be used as a key processing centre for the supermarket giant.

“The LDA’s vision for Beam Reach is to give companies the benefit of a revitalised gateway to east London,” London Development Agency head of development Steven Kidd. “This deal with Tesco will create jobs and add to our plans for modern manufacturing, commerce, housing, education and employment.”

The LDA has also agreed options for Tesco to buy more land at the 34ha Beam Reach 5 site to enable further expansion of their support facilities in future.

Beam Reach 5 is situated directly alongside the A13 at the Marsh Way interchange.

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