GLP has announced that it has leased an 84,000 sq ft unit at its G-Park Biggleswade site in Bedfordshire. The 84,000 sq ft warehouse has been let to Focus International, part of the JD Sports Group.
Focus will be utilising the warehouse space for bulk storage and pick-and-pack of their portfolio of brands including Ellesse UK, Yogi Footwear, Nautica Competition, Peter Werth, Fenchurch, Henleys, Ecko and Starter and using additional office space to ensure implement social distancing measures.
G-Park Biggleswade comprises five units in total, including a 61,000 sq ft unit leased to SeeWoo Foods earlier this year, and a 97,500 sq ft build-to-suit distribution centre leased to Dublin-based Zeus Packaging. There is also a further 106,000 sq ft speculatively developed warehouse which is currently available for lease.
G-Park Biggleswade forms part of Stratton Business Park, which is home to a number of businesses from the packaging, distribution, food and manufacturing sectors as well as a retail complex including M&S, Pets at Home, Boots, River Island, and Halfords.
Andrew Ward, Operations Director at Focus, said: “We are looking forward to working with GLP and joining other leading brands at G-Park Biggleswade. A solid infrastructure and efficient logistics system is key to the success of any business, and for Focus, this is especially important with several brands under our umbrella, and continued growth in Central Europe. The position is perfect for our business as it is placed on the A1 and just 43 miles from central London. We look forward to bringing new work opportunities to the area and making this the perfect base to continue to grow our Focus brands. The last few months have been extremely challenging for retail with the global pandemic, so we’re pleased to make this positive move, eventually employing 40+ people in the area as we continue to drive future development.”
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