St. Modwen Logistics, a leading logistics developer and manager, has been engaged by ProCook, the UK’s leading direct-to-consumer specialist kitchenware brand, to develop a 167,000 sq ft warehouse in Gloucester – the company’s third St. Modwen Logistics facility in the region. The move comes after ProCook experienced a 30% growth in trade for FY22 versus the previous year and addresses a need for the company to drive efficiencies by consolidating operations from its two existing premises under one roof.
ProCook floated on the London Stock Exchange in November 2021 and has recently been ranked among the UK’s Best Workplaces in 2022 by Great Place to Work®, a global authority on workplace culture. At the new facility there is space for product development, a photography studio, significantly enlarged warehouse operations and its head office function, bringing together 220 employees in one location.
Polly Troughton, Managing Director at St. Modwen Logistics, said: “At St. Modwen we are committed to providing our customers with the space and support they need to succeed. ProCook has experienced rapid growth over the last 10 years and this warehouse will further support its commitment to growth, sustainability and employee wellbeing.
“Thanks to our long-term ownership model, we build strong, long-term relationships with our customers. This has enabled us to work closely with the ProCook team and respond to their specific requirements for their new headquarters – creating a tailored building that will serve the customer’s needs both now and into the future.
“We look forward to watching ProCook continue to grow from strength to strength at St. Modwen Park Gloucester.”
Steve Sanders, COO at ProCook, commented: “It’s great to be teaming up with St. Modwen Logistics on this project, as we’ve always enjoyed working with them and their focus on ESG aligns with our values. Our move to a new, much larger premises reflects ProCook’s success story over the past few years and we’re excited to move in.”
Working closely with Benniman Construction Group, St. Modwen Logistics is developing a tailored build to suit to ProCook’s specific requirements. As a result, the office space will comprise 18% of the building, rather than the standard 5-7%, and the unit will have specific design elements including a training hub, which will sit at the front of the building and provide training space for warehouse employees.
ProCook is also committed to sustainability and has a dedicated green team led by their ESG director, who drives the company towards its target of being net zero by 2030. The new warehouse, built in accordance with the St. Modwen Swan Standard responsible business guidelines, supports ProCook’s sustainability targets and will deliver a BREEAM Excellent and EPC A rating through the inclusion of features such as rainwater harvesting and EV charging points. Additionally, the inclusion of skylights will allow natural light into the warehouse which will reduce energy usage.
Employee health and wellbeing has also been considered throughout the design of the warehouse and the wider park. ProCook employees will have access to outdoor exercise equipment, a running track, and outdoor eating spaces, as well as an indoor gym and a full canteen.