Minnesota-based 3PL C H Robinson has signed up for a new 70,000 sq ft logistics centre in Derby ahead of UK-wide expansion.
The global business will take a built to suit logistics centre at Goodman’s Derby Commercial Park development, situated in the East Midlands.
The new unit will be available for occupation in May 2018.
C. H. Robinson a Fortune 500 global provider of transportation services and third-party logistics, 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.
On the back of the announcement Goodman says it will develop a new warehouse and industrial development of 32,000 sq ft on the adjacent plot at Derby Commercial Park.
Speaking about the announcements, Goodman 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.
Ivo Aris, Vice President, Europe Global Forwarding from 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 two miles east of Derby city centre. The site is 16 miles west of Nottingham and 30 miles north west of Leicester, and benefits from 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 leading 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.
C.H. Robinson was advised by Commercial Property Partners.