Book suppliers begin new chapter at Mill Place

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One of the biggest warehouse deals so far this year will see online book suppliers Reuseabook take 75,000 sq ft of warehouse space at Mill Place in Gloucester from developer Robert Hitchins.

Bruton Knowles and Alder King act as joint letting agents for Robert Hitchins.

Robert Smith from Bruton Knowles’ Gloucester office said the major deal involved no fewer than 260 tons of books being transported by 18 articulated lorry trips and 105 van journeys with 20 removal people over eight days.

He said: “Reuseabook has brought new meaning to turned over a new leaf – with thousands of books being moved to Mill Place – on the Bristol Road around one and a half miles to the south of Gloucester City Centre and just three miles north of Junction 12 of the M5.

Mill Place offers a range of industrial, storage and office premises in what is an established commercial location.

Robert said: “The Mill Place site is some two-and-a-half times the size of their previous home in Thrupp, near Stroud.

“The region has also benefitted from the surge in internet shopping leading to increased demand for storage and distribution facilities with good transport connections.   From large, quality warehouse space at Quedgeley or Gloucester Business Park, to the popular Cheltenham Trade Park, businesses needing first rate logistics have plenty of choice.”

Reuseabook was founded in 2008 by husband and wife team Ami Baker and Rob Hollier who were aiming to reduce the number of books sent to landfill every year.

They now employ 35 staff and sell pre-used books all over the world.