C.H. Robinson’s new Derby logistics centre now underway
Construction of the new development commenced with a ground-breaking ceremony which was attended by representatives from both C.H. Robinson and Goodman.
It’s expected that the new facility will take seven months to construct and will be available for occupation in May 2018.
C. H. Robinson, a Fortune 500 global provider of transportation services and third-party logistics (3PL), has signed a 15-year lease on the development and intends to use the facility to expand the range of transportation and logistics services it provides for its customers throughout the UK and globally.
At the same time, Goodman has confirmed its intentions to develop a new warehouse and industrial development of 32,000 sq ft on the adjacent plot at Derby Commercial Park.
The building, which will be constructed to a minimum, BREEAM Very Good Specification will include 30,378 sq ft of warehouse space, together with 2,365 sq ft offices.
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Speaking about the announcements, Goodman’s managing director, Charles Crossland, said: “We are very pleased to be working with C.H Robinson to develop this new built to suit distribution centre facility which will provide the space the business requires to grow into and expand.
“The strength of location together with
“This is consistent with Goodman’s focus on providing modern,
“We see C.H. Robinson’s commitment as proof of strong demand in the area, therefore we have decided to expand Derby Commercial Park’s capacity with an additional modern warehouse on the site.”
Ivo Aris, vice president of Europe Global Forwarding at C.H. Robinson, said: “We are very pleased with the new development. The new office space and distribution facilities will enable C.H. Robinson to further serve our customer’s needs for years to come.
“The office space creates an upscale environment for our employees, who are our biggest asset, and the warehouse facilities are remarkable.”
Derby Commercial Park is well-situated for logistics, located two miles east of Derby city centre, around 16 miles west of Nottingham, and 30 miles north west of Leicester, with direct access to major arterial roads including the M1, A50 and A6.
It is home to the pan-European Distribution Headquarters and logistics operations of fashion label Ted Baker which occupies a 323,895 sq ft facility developed by Goodman last year.
Other customers at the park also include Kuehne + Nagel and Heineken who occupy a 632,000 sq ft cross-docked distribution centre also developed by Goodman recently.
Overall the development offers Industrial, warehouse and distribution units available up to 700,000 sq ft with detailed planning for a 550,504 sq ft unit.
Published: 30 October 2017