Logistics developer and manager St. Modwen Logistics has signed deals totalling 475,000 sq ft with four e-commerce businesses in the South West, demonstrating its commitment to helping customers scale into big box warehouse space and supporting job and economic growth in the region.
The expansion of ProCook, Furniture Box, Gardiner Brothers & Co. and Genpower follows the accelerated growth of e-commerce in the last 18 months.
Specialist cookware company, ProCook – which recently debuted on the London Stock Exchange – has signed a deal for a 168,000 sq ft build to suit unit at St. Modwen Park Gloucester (pictured), expanding on its two existing units across Gloucestershire.
Meanwhile, footwear specialist, Gardiner Brothers & Co, has signed for an additional 116,000 sq ft build to suit unit at the same site – making it their fourth St. Modwen Logistics facility since 2018.
Demand for e-commerce warehouse space continues at St. Modwen Park Chippenham, where online furniture retailer, Furniture Box, has recently taken an 88,000 sq ft build to suit unit. This follows a strong financial performance, including a rise in sales of £9.4m in 2020.
Across the border, St. Modwen Park Newport has welcomed power equipment distributor, Genpower, which has occupied a 101,000 sq ft unit.
All new warehousing space follows St. Modwen’s Swan Standard Responsible Business guidelines and hold BREEAM Excellent rating. Principles of the Standard are embedded into the delivery of Parks, with enhancements across five key areas: environment and sustainability, wellbeing, community, transport, and security.
“We are delighted to offer prime warehouse space for a variety of growing e-commerce companies, helping to accommodate their rapid expansion needs into big box warehouses,” said Polly Troughton, Managing Director at St. Modwen Logistics.
“We are experiencing increased demand for high-quality warehouse space across the South West, as well as the rest of the UK. This year, St Modwen will have developed a total of 1.5m sq ft of urban and big box warehouse space across the UK – which will enable more companies to thrive in our sector leading sustainable warehouses.”