First tenant delivered at Marchington Industrial Estate

Supply chain specialist Wincanton has become the first occupier to sign up to Hortons’ Estate’s Marchington Industrial Estate in Staffordshire.

The company has taken 85,000 sq ft at unit 15.

Wincanton is one of the UK’s leading supply chain solutions companies, employing more than 16,000 people in the UK and Ireland, with 19.4 million sq ft of warehousing space and storage at 200 sites across the country.

Ian Henderson from Wincanton said: “The new facility complements our existing portfolio of warehousing and storage sites around the UK and gives us additional operational capacity in the Midlands to service new and existing contracts in the region.”

CBRE advised Hortons’ Estate on the letting.

Richard Meering, senior director and head of CBRE’s industrial agency team in Birmingham, said: “We are pleased to have secured Wincanton as a key tenant at Marchington Industrial Estate. Located between the M1 and M6 motorways, the estate’s prominent position close to the motorway network makes it an attractive proposition for businesses operating in the logistics and warehousing sector.

“With availability of good quality logistics stock in short supply, Marchington Industrial Estate is also one of only a handful of sites in the Midlands that can offer large ready-to-occupy units.”

Marchington Industrial Estate, which was acquired by Hortons’ Estate in April, comprises more than 1.3 million sq ft of industrial and warehousing space in 34 buildings, ranging from 300 sq ft to 300,000 sq ft. Units are available on flexible and competitive terms with immediate occupation available for periods from six weeks.

Richard Norgrove, property director at Hortons’ Estate, said: “We are pleased to welcome Wincanton to the site so soon after acquiring it. We have a further 100,000 sq ft under offer at present with a strategy to increase occupation on the site through active management and working with occupiers and their requirements and offering flexible and competitive terms.”

Letting agents for the site are CBRE, GVA and Kingston’s.