Two firms sign up for Wellingborough logistics park

Two businesses have signed up for units on a major Wellingborough logistics park as the site rapidly takes shape.

By Sam Wildman
Saturday, 30th November 2019, 6:00 am
Work at the park is ongoing.
Work at the park is ongoing.

Prologis Park at Wellingborough West - to the west of the Park Farm Industrial Estate - is already home to Yusen Logistics, which moved into a purpose-built distribution centre last year.

In 2020 they will have new neighbours after NNR Global Logistics and Linkline Transport signed deals to move into the park. Each building for the firms will be about 130,000 sq ft - about twice the site of the White House.

The buildings under construction include a bespoke distribution centre for NNR Global Logistics. They have signed an 11-year lease.

The other is a logistics property for Northamptonshire haulier Linkline Transport. They have signed a 10-year lease. Both buildings will be ready by the middle of 2020.

Tim Dabbs, head of contract logistics at NNR Global Logistics, said: “Having recently signed a lease agreement, we are delighted to see building work under way already and we are looking forward to moving to the new facility next year.

"The park offers many benefits – not least its location, which has good access to the M1 and eastern ports. As our chosen property partner, Prologis is working with us to create a building that we can be proud of in terms of its sustainability, energy efficiency and transport connectivity.”

James Bowes, commercial director at Linkline Transport Ltd, said: “We are excited to see the foundations laid on our new state-of-the-art facility. Near to our existing headquarters in Northamptonshire, this new distribution centre will provide much-needed additional capacity and facilitate our continued expansion.

"With Prologis’ reputation for delivering on time, we are looking forward to moving into the new facility in May 2020.”

Prologis say both buildings will follow their sustainability strategy with a carbon mitigation programme.

They will be hosting a series of environmental workshops in partnership with The Eden Project. These will be for Key Stage 2 pupils at two local schools, as well as providing information about each school’s carbon footprint.

They also recently opened a new outdoor fitness ‘trim trail’ at the park for the benefit of park employees and the local community. The trail features a variety of outdoor fitness equipment, including a stationary bike, monkey bars and equipment for use by those in wheelchairs The verges along the trail have also been seeded with wildflowers, in order to provide a beautiful display of natural colour next spring.

James Wright, vice president market officer at Prologis UK, said: "The park has reached an exciting stage in its development and it’s good to see construction activity stepping up.

"As both the developer and owner of these new buildings, we are particularly proud of their sustainable design and high-quality specification.

"Once built, they will provide pleasant workplaces within a well-cared-for and well-connected setting, for the benefit of workers coming to the site and the wider community. We’ll look forward to filling the remaining plot in the new year and watching the park grow even further."