Managed third party warehousing firm Onward Holdings Ltd has successfully let its recently refurbished 108,500sq ft warehouse in Normanton to a leading global transport and logistics business.
LEMAN, the Danish-owned company, has re-located its UK headquarters to the site situated on Don Pedro Avenue, within the Normanton Industrial Estate, where it will offer freight-forwarding and distribution services for 3PL customers.
The main attractions of Normanton 108 for LEMAN is the 10,000sqft of high-quality office space which will accommodate its UK head office workforce, as well as the excellent links to the region’s motorway network, which is ideal to serve its customers in the northern supply chain. The unit offers plenty of loading via its 12 covered dock bays and also provides a large parcel of land adjacent to the building, should the tenant decide to expand its operations in the future.
Excellent warehouse, distribution and logistics services are synonymous with LEMAN’s many blue-chip customers and Normanton 108 ticked all the boxes, according to the Danish company’s Managing Director UK, Jesper Thygesen.
He said: “We chose Normanton mainly for its ideal size and configuration as well as its strategic distribution location. We were merging two depots so being able to bring all our staff under the one roof was brilliant. The location close to Junction 31 of the M62 was another attraction. We send all of our trailers out of Hull and Immingham, so it’s great to be have easy access to those ports.”
Onward Holdings appointed joint agents Iain McPhail of Knight Frank and Andrew Miller Chartered Surveyors to promote the refurbished warehouse. Mr Miller, said: “We hope to forge a long-standing relationship with LEMAN, a first-class logistics operation that I’m sure will prosper even further operating out of Normanton. On the strength of this latest success, Onward is now seeking to add more warehouse space to its portfolio.”
This was echoed by Mr Thygesen, who added: “From start to finish we have had really good service from Onward Holdings. From agreeing the deal, they managed to turn around the site in just 60 days which enabled us to move in with the minimum disruption to our operations.”
Family-run Onward Holdings specialises in operating highly-competitively priced industrial warehousing in the North of England, where it believes that it can play an important role in supporting companies keen to gain a foothold in the northern supply chain.