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Asda sells regional DC in Wigan

Asda sells regional DC in Wigan

Asda’s 322,000 sq ft regional distribution centre at Wigan is to be sold as the grocer completes a shake-out of its North West supply chain.

The 322,000 sq ft purpose-built hub on Wheatlea Industrial Estate, Wheatlea Road, Wigan was constructed about 25 years ago and closed in June 2016 when the supermarket giant transferred its operations to a new 618,000 sq ft depot at Warrington’s Omega South.

Colliers International is advising on the sale of the warehouse on the A49 with direct access to junctions 25 and 26 of the M6 and the wider road network.

The facility is racked with 28 dock level loading doors, six drive-in loading doors, two-storey office accommodation, parking for cars and HGVs, a fuelling station, CCTV and gatehouse access.

Other nearby occupiers include Premier Inn, SCA Packaging, Poundland, Sainsbury’s, B&M, Homebase and Aldi.

John Sullivan, director, industrial and logistics at Colliers International Manchester, said: "Purpose-built regional distribution centres such as this formerly occupied by Asda rarely come to market and are therefore in great demand among businesses including those involved in logistics and retail, both bricks and mortar and online.

Asda’s Warrington RDC comes four years after a similar move in the east of the region. Asda moved to a new depot at Rochdale’s Kingsway business park in 2012. The 44-acre facility includings a 493,000 sq ft chilled and frozen distribution centre and 128,000 sq ft service centre.

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