Graftongate and BlackRock sign-up leading renewable energy distributor to Leicester scheme

Joint venture partners, Graftongate and BlackRock have announced the arrival of one of the UK’s largest distributors of renewable energy systems at Leicester Distribution Park (LEDP).

Glasgow-based CCL Energy Group has completed a 10-year lease on Unit 6, a newly built distribution and logistics unit of 45,000 sq ft.

CCL Components Ltd is the largest independent distributor in the UK and is involved in the technical distribution of a wide range of renewable energy products worldwide.

It will jointly occupy the new unit with sister company LinQ Logistics Ltd, a third-party logistics and stock management company that services CCL Energy Group and other businesses.

Graftongate and BlackRock have delivered eight Grade A logistics units at LEDP during three phases of development, with a total combined area of 700,000 sq ft.

Four of the buildings were constructed in the final phase of development, each containing strong sustainability features being built to carbon neutral construction and operational standards. They include PV solar panels, EV charging points, rainwater harvesting, sustainable drainage systems and intelligent energy monitoring.

Unit 2, a 150,000 sq ft distribution and logistics building, is the final unit available for occupation at the scheme and is currently available.

Graftongate Director, Colin Beasley said that LEDP’s location in the heart of the Golden Triangle had generated consistently high interest from prospective occupiers.

He said: “We’re very pleased to have completed the letting of Unit 6 to CCL Energy Group. Its arrival not only complements the high calibre of occupiers that have chosen to grow their businesses at LEDP but supports our decision to speculatively build out a mid-box scheme in Leicester.

“We are continuing to see an appetite for distribution and logistics accommodation of this quality in the region and are confident of letting the final available building shortly. It will mean that all four new units in the final phase of development have been let within six months of practical completion.”

LEDP is a 45-acre site, located just four miles west of Leicester city centre and 40 minutes from East Midlands Airport. It benefits from easy access to the UK’s main motorway network, lying less than a mile from the M1 and two miles from Junction 21 of the M1 and M69 interchange.

For more information, please contact the scheme’s retained agents, CBRE, M1 and Innes England