Homestore retailer The Range is to take a 1.2m sq ft Bristol warehouse as part of a £100m investment in its supply chain floorspace.
The Range is one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK with over 115 stores currently and another 35 planned to open in 2016. The new Distribution Centre will support the store growth and an increase in multi-channel operations.
The Range has purchased a 55 acre site at Delta Properties’ logistics development at Central Park, Bristol. The Range plans to construct a single unit of over 1.2 million square feet at Central Park, as its new South of England distribution centre. The building will be completed by 2017 and bring 1,050 brand new jobs to the area.
The new warehouse could grow by another 100,000 sq ft, if needed. The development of the new facility will be managed by Midlands-based Stoford on behalf of The Range.
Delta Properties’s Michael Shebson said: “The Range has been seeking a solution along the M4 corridor for some time now - we had no hurdles to their requirements and thoroughly enjoyed working with them to achieve a fast result. We hope that the future addition of a motorway junction on the M49 will further attract like-minded distribution occupiers to one of the UK’s best distribution locations.”
Bilfinger GVA and Knight Frank represented Delta Properties. JLL acted for The Range.