Palletforce is to take a new 260,000 sq ft distribution centre at Burton upon Trent to create Europe’s single largest palletised distribution hub.
Goodman, the logistics development, has signed Palletforce for the build-to-suit until on a 16-acre site located immediately adjacent to Palletforce’s existing 379,400 sq ft distribution centre at Centrum Business Park at Burton upon Trent.
The original depot was developed by Goodman in 2009.
Construction on the new depot is expected to take nine months, with handover planned for mid-2017. Palletforce has signed a 15-year lease on the new space.
Together totalling 639,400 sq ft, the facility will represent the UK and Europe’s single largest palletised distribution hub.
The new distribution centre being developed by Goodman will operate 24 hours a day and provide 260,000 sq ft of storage space, capable of processing in excess of 30,000 pallets for distribution across the UK and continental Europe.
Centrum Business tenants include Boots, Marston, Scania, Holland & Barrett, Coors, Automotive Group and Unipart (Waterstones).
Goodman was represented by Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE and Avison Young.