Hellmann invests in Burton Gateway

Hellmann invests in Burton Gateway

The global logistics firm has signed a 10-year lease on an 87,716 sq ft unit at the site.

Leading regeneration specialist St. Modwen has secured the first letting at Burton Gateway commercial business park in Burton-on-Trent.

The deal will see Hellmann Worldwide Logistics become the first tenant at the site. The company has taken a 10-year lease at the 87,716 sq ft unit which was developed speculatively.

Previously a 280 acre wasteland site, St. Modwen carried out extensive highway works to support the regeneration of the area and, in turn, accelerate a key location for commercial and residential development, having worked with the local authority and key stakeholders.

Ian Romano, development director at St. Modwen, said: “The letting to Hellman Worldwide Logistics at Burton Gateway for their next distribution hub demonstrates the ongoing demand for logistics and distribution space in the Midlands area.

“We will shortly submit further planning applications for four more industrial units ranging from 25,000 sq ft up to 110,000 sq ft which will be available from Autumn 2018.”

Andrew Sulston, director of contract logistics at Hellman Worldwide Logistics, added: “The opening of this DC at Burton Gateway represents the second brand new warehouse for the UK contract logistics division of Hellman Worldwide Logistics within the last two years and gives Hellmann the capacity to continue this rapid growth in the UK contract logistics market.

“We have worked with St. Modwen to ensure the building meets our existing and future business needs and we are delighted with the result. We are looking forward to the opportunities created by the move and the continued development of the Burton Gateway business park.”

Burton Gateway is strategically located adjacent to the A38 at the entrance to Burton-upon-Trent, with good links to the M42 and A50. Nearby occupiers include Pirelli, Unilever, Boots, Rolls Royce, Tesco and Toyota.

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