300-year-old wine merchant toasts expansion at SEGRO Metropolitan Park, Greenford

Premium drinks brand wholesaler Chalié Richards & Company has signed a deal with SEGRO to double the size of its warehouse and distribution facility at SEGRO Metropolitan Park in Greenford.

The 319-year-old wholesaler of artisan wines and spirits has agreed a new lease increasing its footprint to more than 24,000 sq ft of warehouse space at the light industrial development located adjacent to the A40 in West London.

Alan Holland, Business Unit Director, Greater London, SEGRO said:

“Location, connectivity and access to customers and suppliers are as important for successful trade today as they were when Chalié Richards & Company was formed as a wine merchant over 300 years ago, and SEGRO Metropolitan Park ticks all these boxes. It’s always welcome to see our customers succeeding and we’re pleased to be able to accommodate the company’s expansion at this sought-after location.”

Crieghton Builth, Depot Manager, Chalié Richards & Company, said:

“As our business has grown, the SEGRO team has been extremely supportive of our need for additional space. SEGRO Metropolitan Park is the perfect location for us, right next to the A40, and we look forward to moving into our new unit very soon.”

Chalié Richards & Company is one of the UK’s oldest wine merchants and part of Halewood Wines & Spirits plc which owns well-known premium drinks brands such as Whitley Neil, Crabbies, Rum Sixty Six, City of London Distillery and Lambrini. It boasts a spirits portfolio in excess of 3,000 products and several hundred global wines.

First established as a wine merchants in London in 1700, the business has links to the Royal Family spanning centuries, having supplied wine to six successive monarchs from George IV through to George VI. More recently, Chalié Richards launched its “Prince William Champagne” to coincide with the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

Situated next to the A40 and bordered by the Grand Union Canal, SEGRO Metropolitan Park is home to a diverse range of companies including Plumb Center, Hire Station, Eurocell, Millennium Food Services and Panavision.