Two new occupiers make a move to Logicor’s Paddock Wood Distribution Centre

Dance floor manufacturer and supplier, British Harlequin plc, and a global logistics leader have moved into units at Paddock Wood, the distribution centre in Tonbridge owned and operated by Logicor, a leading European owner and manager of logistics real estate.

The two companies have taken a combined 72,000 sq ft of space: the logistics company occupying units S, T and W, totalling 55,000 sq ft, and British Harlequin plc, trading as Harlequin Floors, moving into units J and L, totalling 17,000 sq ft. This leaves just 12,000 sq ft of remaining warehouse space available to rent at the location.

Paddock Wood is located 45 miles south east of Central London, 10 miles south west of Maidstone and 8 miles north east of Tunbridge Wells. The distribution centre is situated on the east side of Maidstone Road, just off the A228, leading to the M20/M26, with Paddock Wood railway station a short distance away.

James Carney, Senior Asset Manager, UK at Logicor, comments: “The acquisition of Unit B at the end of last year now means we own the whole Paddock Wood Distribution Centre site and has allowed us to work closely and flexibly with our existing and new customers to help local businesses grow and thrive. Acting quickly and efficiently to fit with our new customers’ timescales, we were able to secure the right space needed for both customers to expand in the area.”

Vacant units at Paddock Wood Distribution Centre were subject to extensive refurbishment works which included improvements such as LED lighting and air source heat pumps which improved the EPC rating of the units. Further improvement and refurbishment works are also planned across other units.