Councillor Jonathan Nunn, Leader of Northampton Borough Council and Councillor Tim Hadland, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Enterprise and Planning visited Prologis Park Pineham to mark the start of construction on the new 325,000 square foot distribution centre that Prologis is developing for Sainsbury’s. The facility is expected to bring new job opportunities to Northampton.
“The new building will be Sainsbury’s dedicated national frozen food distribution facility,” said David Mills, Head of Property Communications at Sainsbury’s. “We are very pleased that we have been able to secure a specialist unit next to our existing 625,000 square foot distribution centre at Prologis Park Pineham. For operational efficiency, the two buildings will have inter-connecting yards.”
The new Sainsbury’s frozen food distribution centre is on schedule to complete in early 2018. It will be the first building on the second phase of Prologis Park Pineham, which has planning permission for a total of 1.1 million square foot.
Located next to Junction 15a of the M1 at Northampton, Prologis Park Pineham is at the heart of the UK motorway network.
“We have a long-established working relationship with Sainsbury’s,” said James Wright, Vice President at Prologis. “So, we are delighted that by investing at Prologis Park Pineham, we could offer Sainsbury’s the right building in the right location for its new national frozen food distribution centre.”
Prologis owns and manages approximately 24 million square feet of logistics and industrial space in the UK as of June 30, 2017.