Construction starts on 379,000 sq ft building for Yusen at Wellingborough

Press Release

We are delighted that Yusen Logistics has decided to expand its presence in Wellingborough at Prologis Park and we welcome the job opportunities this distribution centre will bring. With its central location and excellent transport links, Wellingborough is a great place for business

Councillor Martin Griffiths, Wellingborough BC

Councillor Martin Griffiths, Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, visited Prologis Park Wellingborough West to celebrate the start of construction on the new 379,000 square foot distribution centre that Prologis is developing for Yusen Logistics. The facility is expected to bring new job opportunities to the town.

“Yusen is expanding to meet growing customer demand, so we are very pleased to have secured this new building at Prologis Park Wellingborough West,” said Deb Hardy, Finance Director, Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd. “We have operated from Wellingborough for many years and it has proved to be an ideal location for our business. This latest facility increases Yusen’s UK nationwide warehousing portfolio to 2.0 million square feet of high quality warehousing capacity.”

The building will be the first unit at Prologis Park Wellingborough West, a 110 acre development that has planning permission for a total of 2.15 million square feet. Designed to achieve a minimum BREEAM ‘very good’ accreditation and the best EPC rating possible for its size, the distribution centre is on schedule to complete in early 2018.

Ground breaking event for the new Yusen Logistics building at Prologis Park Wellingborough West

“We are delighted that Yusen Logistics has decided to expand its presence in Wellingborough at Prologis Park and we welcome the job opportunities this distribution centre will bring,” said Councillor Martin Griffiths. “With its central location and excellent transport links, Wellingborough is a great place for business.”

Councillor Griffiths added: “This development shows that our borough is thriving, prosperous and able to attract investment. We will continue to work with partners to ensure its successful delivery and the many benefits it will bring to our local economy.”

Located beside the Park Farm Industrial Estate, Prologis Park Wellingborough West is next to the A509 and close to the A45, A14 and the M1. The site is within an easy drive time of the key markets and conurbations including Birmingham and London, as well as the East Coast ports.

“We have worked with Yusen for many years, so we are delighted that we could offer this facility at Prologis Park Wellingborough West for Yusen’s expansion plans,” said James Wright, Vice President at Prologis. “Wellingborough is an excellent location for logistics operators and we have been very impressed by how efficiently the Council has handled the planning applications.”

Prologis owns and manages approximately 24 million square feet of logistics and industrial space in the UK as of June 30, 2017.

Construction progress on the Yusen unit at Prologis Park Wellingborough West