Bondholder Goodman has announced that it has signed a deal with C.H. Robinson to develop and lease a new 70,000 sq ft logistics centre at Derby Commercial Park.
It’s expected that the new facility will take seven months to construct and will be available for occupation in May 2018.
C. H. Robinson a Fortune 500 global provider of transportation services and third-party logistics, has signed a 15-year lease on the development and intends to use the facility to expand the range of transportation and logistics services it provides for its customers throughout the UK and globally.
At the same time, Goodman has confirmed its intentions to develop a new warehouse and industrial development of 32,000 sq ft on the adjacent plot at Derby Commercial Park.
The building, which will be constructed to a minimum, BREEAM Very Good Specification will include 30,378 sq ft of warehouse space, together with 2,365 sq ft offices.
Charles Crossland, Goodman Managing Director, said: "We are very pleased to be working with C.H Robinson to develop this new built to suit distribution centre facility which will provide the space the business requires to grow into and expand.
"The strength of location together with high quality specification were instrumental in C.H Robinson’s decision to base its operations in Derby Commercial Park. This is consistent with Goodman’s focus on providing modern, high quality logistics facilities that reduce costs and distribution time, for our customers to be more competitive and efficient.
"We see C.H. Robinson’s commitment as proof of strong demand in the area, therefore we have decided to expand Derby Commercial Park’s capacity with an additional modern warehouse on the site.”
Ivo Aris, Vice President, Europe Global Forwarding from C.H. Robinson said: “We are very pleased with the new development. The new office space and distribution facilities will enable C.H. Robinson to further serve our customer’s needs for years to come.
"The office space creates an upscale environment for our employees, who are our biggest asset, and the warehouse facilities are remarkable.”
Fellow Bondholder Innes England act as agents for Derby Commerical Park.
Chris Wright, Associate Director at Innes England, said: "As local agents for the developer, Goodman, we are delighted to welcome CH Robinson to Derby Commercial Park. CH Robinson, who join Ted Baker and Kuehne Nagel on site are a world leader in third party logistics and feature in the Fortune 500 list and NASDAQ.
"This trio of heavyweight occupiers are a reflection of the Goodman build quality and a testament to the city of Derby which continues to attract major global operators. As a result of the CH Robinson deal we are pleased to announce Goodman are speculatively building 32,743 sq ft which will be available for occupation spring 2018."