Prologis, the global leader in logistics real estate today announced an agreement to lease a 416,412 square foot distribution centre at Prologis Apex Park in Daventry to Gardman Ltd, the UK’s leading garden products supplier.
The building, which will complete the third phase of Prologis Apex Park, will be Gardman’s new national distribution centre serving major retailers and independent garden centres across the country. Construction has started and the facility is scheduled to complete in September 2017.
“Gardman is expanding to meet growing demand for gardening and wildbird care products, so we are relocating our operations from King’s Lynn to Prologis Apex Park,” said Peter Utting, CEO, Gardman. “Daventry is an ideal location for a national distribution network, so we are pleased to have secured this new building.”
The distribution centre has been designed to achieve a minimum BREEAM ‘very good’ accreditation and the best EPC rating possible for its size.
“We decided to expand Prologis Apex Park because Daventry is a prime logistics location,” said Andrew Griffiths, managing director, Prologis UK. “We focus on providing the best opportunities in the market for our customers and we are delighted that we could offer a fully-serviced site to accommodate the expansion of Gardman’s business.”
Lambert Smith Hampton, Burbage Realty and JLL acted for Prologis. Gardman was represented by shb.
Prologis owns and manages approximately 23 million square feet of logistics and distribution space in the UK as of December 31, 2016.