Find your perfect commercial property to let in Corby
Corby expanded rapidly in the 20th century, underpinned by its growing light industrial industries, which were attracting labourers from all four corners of the UK, notably Scotland and Ireland. The town became a hotbed for steelworks, with the town’s population expanding from 1,500 to 12,000 in just eight years. More recently, Corby’s status as a ‘new town’ has encouraged more enterprise to the town, moving on from its steel-based history into the 21st century.
A town focused on urban regeneration
As of 2019, Corby’s population had reached almost 70,000, shedding its tag as an ‘unemployment town’, having seen unemployment levels rise well beyond the national average after the collapse of Britain’s steel industry. It’s also expected to grow by a further 33% in the next 20 years, with only the London borough of Tower Hamlets expected to outpace its population growth.
Strong reputation for distribution and manufacturing industries
More than a third of industry in Corby is manufactured-based, with roughly twice the regional average of manufacturing companies based here. Some of the UK’s leading food manufacturers are based here, namely Weetabix Limited and Taste Original. Its road and rail links to all four corners of the country make it a sound choice for businesses reliant on nationwide logistics.
New rail links since 2009
For several decades the town of Corby had to contend without a mainline railway station. This held back the town’s economic development. However, a new station finally opened its doors in February 2009, with hourly services running since, connecting Corby directly to London St Pancras, Kettering, Wellingborough and other East Midlands towns such as Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Derby.
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