St. Modwen Logistics, one of the UK’s leading logistics developers and managers, has seen accelerated customer growth in Gloucester, as businesses look to scale up warehouse space in the region. It comes at a time when warehouse take-up in the South West has surged, hitting 25% above the three-year annual average.*
Throughout the development of its Gloucester parks, St. Modwen Logistics has seen high demand for additional warehouse and manufacturing space from a number of existing customers. These include footwear specialist, Gardiner Brothers & Co, the UK’s leading direct-to-consumer kitchenware brand, ProCook, and manufacturer of heating, cooling and water treatment products, ADEY Innovation. In total, the three customers now occupy 546,000 sq ft of space, with some businesses tripling their operational functionality.
Since signing a deal for its first 30,000 sq ft facility in Gloucester in 2008, Gardiner Brothers & Co. has experienced gradual expansion and the need for additional space – taking a further 207,000 sq ft across three units. Two of these were built to the business’ specific requirements, including a three-floor mezzanine which is used for product storage and its ‘pick and pack’ function to fulfil online orders.
Similarly, ProCook has recently signed a deal for its third facility in Gloucester. The company purchased a 41,000 sq ft unit at St. Modwen’s Gateway 12 development and, after more than 10 years of continuous growth, signed a deal for an additional 56,000 sq ft unit at St. Modwen Park Gloucester.
Having recently been ranked among the UK’s Best Workplaces in 2022, ProCook has since signed a deal for a new 167,000 sq ft warehouse. Here, ProCook will consolidate its operations from its two existing premises, bringing its 220 employees together in one location where they will enjoy their own gym, staff canteen, access to outdoor green space, and a fitness trail.
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.”
ADEY Innovation moved into a 45,000 sq ft warehouse in March 2020, reflecting its growth ambitions as it continues to develop innovative heating, cooling, and water treatment solutions. The clever use of space included the installation of a mezzanine floor and new office space to support its operational needs.
Polly Troughton, Managing Director at St. Modwen Logistics, said: “We are committed to providing our customers with the space and support they need to succeed, and our long-term ownership model allows us to do this, building strong longstanding relationships with our customers.
“All our new parks are built in line with our St. Modwen Swan Standard and offer enhancements across five key areas: environment and sustainability, wellbeing, community, transport, and security.”