Shoe firm Deichmann signs deal for huge Corby warehouse
The site will be bigger than Trafalgar Square
Major shoe retailer Deichmann has agreed a lease for a purpose-built 162,500 sq ft warehouse and offices in Corby
The firm, Europe's biggest footwear retailer, will take on the unit at Centrix Business Park off Phoenix Parkway after agreeing the deal with site owners and developers Clowes Developments.
The Corby warehouse - on a site bigger than London's Trafalgar Square - will be the firm's brand new UK distribution facility with their head office remaining in nearby Market Harborough.
Chris Holden, director at Deichmann, said: “We are continuing to expand our presence in the UK both online and opening new High Street stores.
"This development will enhance that expansion and enable us to improve service levels across the business.
"We believe Corby is a great location for our UK warehouse, being close to the centre of our store network and providing a skilled workforce for logistics operations.”
Deichmann was founded in Germany in 1913 by Heinrich Deichmann and now employs more than 40,000 people around the world.
Centrix Business Park forms part of Corby’s new 'regeneration framework' and comprises a 39-acre (15.8 hectare) development.
James Richards, development director at Clowes Developments, said: “Securing another major occupier for the scheme in Corby is a great result.
"The scope of the building and its high-spec delivery will, without doubt, add considerable value to the ongoing regeneration aspirations for this town.
"Bringing a household names such as Deichmann and BakeAway to Centrix Park are lines in the sand marking the bright new future for the former brownfield site."
Announcements on the two plots opposite Deichmann are expected in the coming weeks after "serious interest" from occupiers and investors.