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Jaguar Land Rover leased 226,000 sq ft at Prologis Park Ryton in May 2014 and has subsequently leased two additional buildings, DC1 & DC7, July 2016.
The 327,730 sq ft building, DC7, will become part of Jaguar Land Rover’s expanding manufacturing operation, while the 141,225 sq ft facility, DC1, will be the new headquarters for Jaguar Land Rover Classic. The buildings are close to the Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Vehicle (SVO) Technical Centre, which the company established at Prologis Park Ryton in 2014 after leasing DC3, the first speculatively built facility at Prologis Park Ryton.
Both new facilities have been designed to achieve a minimum BREEAM ‘very good’ accreditation and the best EPC rating possible for their size.
The buildings are ideally suited to their needs, with the location being such close proximity to JLR’s UK headquarters in Whitley in addition to being at the heart of the motorway network, within easy reach of the M6, M69 and M40/M5. “We are very excited by the capability and potential that this new facility will give us,” John Edwards, Managing Director of Special Operations, Jaguar Land Rover.
“We are delighted that Jaguar Land Rover has chosen to expand its operations at Ryton,” said Andrew Griffiths, Managing Director, Prologis U.K. “We are investing in our prime sites to create the best opportunities in the market for our customers, and we are pleased that the two speculative buildings meet Jaguar Land Rover’s requirements.”
In March 2013 Network Rail acquired the 300,000 sq ft purpose built distribution building, becoming Prologis Park Ryton’s first occupier. Prologis successfully delivered the Grade A building within Network Rail’s tight time-frame as planning consent had already been acquired. The building continues to serve Network Rail’s national parts logistics operation. “We are delighted to have secured this new distribution centre at Ryton.” Stephen Dady, Materials Business Manager, Network Rail.
In February 2015 UK Mail joined Network Rail, JLR, Freeman and LG Electronics Hi Logistics at Prologis Park Ryton. The park’s strategic location was ideal for their mail sorting facility. UK Mail worked together with Prologis to design a 221,000 sq ft state-of-the-art mail sorting facility and 32,000 sq ft office space for their HQ which met their specific needs and requirements. The purpose built building provides the opportunity to further automate UK Mail’s parcel handling operations and accommodate its continued growth. “We have worked closely with Prologis to design a state-of-the-art facility that will help us maintain our position as the leading parcel carrier in the UK.” Guy Buswell, CEO, UK Mail.
As an existing Prologis customer in North America when Freeman, a leading provider of marketing services for live events, sought a new facility in the UK, a Prologis owned park was imperative. Prologis Park Ryton offered the optimum combination of location, size and flexibility for Freeman’s UK base. The purpose built, energy efficient, 170,535 sq ft building, located at the heart of the national motorway network, continues to serve Freeman’s rapidly expanding international business. “This new building is an important part of our development plan,” Justin Phillips, Commercial Director.
In March 2014 Prologis Park Ryton became home to the first logistics facility in the UK for Hi Logistics’, a subsidiary of LG Electronics specialising in logistics. The 165,200 sq ft building was the first to be leased under Prologis’ build to suit five year lease initiative. Working together with Hi Logistics Prologis was able to deliver a facility that was both on time and fulfilled Hi Logistics’ specific requirements. “This new building is an important step towards establishing our own distribution network in the UK,” Dongcheol Kim, Vice President, Hi Logistics an LG company.