Gloucester based footwear company expands warehouse space

St. Modwen Gardiner Brothers Quedgeley

St. Modwen Logistics has signed a deal with Gloucester-based Gardiner Brothers & Co, to support the expansion of the UK’s leading distributor of global footwear brands at St. Modwen Park Gloucester.

The footwear specialist has signed a 10-year agreement for a new 116,000 sq ft build-to-suit unit at the 58-acre site which, when complete, could create up to 50 new jobs for the local area.

James Gardiner, CEO of Gardiner Brothers & Co, added: “We’re pleased to have secured a prime build-to-suit opportunity at St. Modwen Park Gloucester. The scheme is so well located, which will naturally bring many benefits to us as a company – particularly with the direct motorway access. We eagerly await the completion of the unit and look forward to growing our business here.”

St. Modwen hopes to begin construction on the new unit in March, which will be ready for occupation in September 2021. 

This unit will be the third St. Modwen facility to be occupied by Gardiner Brothers in Gloucester since signing the first deal at Quedgeley West Business Park in 2008. 

The new logistics space at St. Modwen Park Gloucester will provide Gardiner Brothers with 10 dock level loading doors, 2 level access loading doors, 93 car parking spaces, and Grade ‘A’ first floor office space. 

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Construction is also underway on the second phase of speculative development at the site, which will see St. Modwen Logistics deliver a further four new detached units between 36,000 and 55,000 sq ft. Work is expected to be complete on all five new units comprising over 300,000 sq ft in Q3 2021, with the new units set to create over 400 jobs for the Gloucestershire area.

The site is already home to several well-known logistics firms, including global water treatment and magnetic filtration manufacturer ADEY Innovation, and multichannel kitchen and diningware retailer, ProCook.

Peter Davies, Development Director at St. Modwen Logistics, said: “St. Modwen Park Gloucester is a prime site for logistics businesses in the region, significantly boosting the local economy with new employment opportunities. Gardiner Brothers & Co is a great addition to our national portfolio of leading businesses, and we look forward to welcoming them to the site following construction.” 

Joint agents for the scheme are Alder King Property Consultants and DTRE.

Adrian Rowley, Partner at Alder King Property Consultants, added: “Gardiner Brothers & Co’s decision to move to St. Modwen Park Gloucester illustrates the need for new, high-specification industrial space across all sizes in the region and further justifies the decision to continue the speculative development of units at the scheme.”