Sainsbury’s has agreed a deal to lease a 325,000 square foot distribution centre at Prologis Park Pineham in Northampton.
The new building, which will be Sainsbury’s dedicated national frozen food distribution facility, will be constructed next to the company’s existing 625,000 square foot distribution centre. For operational efficiency, the two buildings will have inter-connecting yards.
A reserved matters planning application will shortly be submitted to Northampton Borough Council and construction is due to start in spring 2017. The building, which has been designed to achieve a minimum BREEAM ‘very good’ accreditation and the best EPC rating possible for its size, is scheduled to complete in early 2018.
The new Sainsbury’s frozen food distribution centre 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 been working with Sainsbury’s for many years, so we are delighted that the company has decided to expand its facilities at Prologis Park Pineham,” said Andrew Griffiths, managing director of Prologis UK.
Burbage Realty and Cushman & Wakefield acted for Prologis.
Prologis owns and manages approximately 23 million square feet of logistics and distribution space in the UK as of September 30, 2016.