It can take years of work to make a site ready for construction. But we are happy to invest time, patience and expertise so that when a customer like Network Rail needs a building, we can deliver on time.
When Network Rail signed the deal for a new 300,000 square foot distribution centre at Prologis Park Ryton for its National Delivery Service, Stephen Dady explained why his team had decided to work with Prologis rather than with any of our competitors.
“Prologis was able to offer us a facility that met the requirements of our parts logistics operations,” he said. “Because planning permission was already in place, the building was ready to meet our timetable.”
For Network Rail – as for many other customers – timing was critical. The company was planning to consolidate its parts distribution services and the leases at its three existing warehouses were due to expire. The situation was urgent, but we could offer a solution - a building that would be complete and ready for fit-out within 10 months.
The Network Rail building was the first unit we built at Ryton. We had invested in the site infrastructure and we had already secured detailed planning permission for a 300,000 square foot distribution centre. This meant that we could start construction work as soon as the agreement was signed and the building completed on schedule.