Over 36,000 sq ft of prime industrial space on Norquest Industrial Estate in Birstall, Leeds has been let to a company that specialises in refrigerated courier services.
Property consultancy GV&Co marketed the unit for its client, Mileway, the leading last mile logistics real estate company in Europe, with Igloo Thermo Logistics signing a 10-year lease on its latest depot.
More than 76,000 sq ft of industrial space has been created across three units at the newly developed industrial estate and GV&Co and Carter Towler are now marketing the remaining units which measure 7,211 sq ft and 33,020 sq ft. All the units have a ‘very good’ BREEAM rating, ground level loading, large secure yards and parking areas, fully fitted first floor offices and reception areas.
Igloo Thermo Logistics has moved from its previous base in Morley to expand into the impressive new industrial unit, which also has dock level loading. The national operator was established in 2004 and employs 190 people across three depots in Leeds, Luton and Taunton.
Operations director, Leigh Ogley, said: “We operate next day throughout the UK delivering temperature controlled consignments of any size to clients anytime, anywhere. Crucially, for many of our clients, we also have on-site storage facilities, so this brand-new unit has given us extra capacity for this service. With plenty of space, and an easily accessible location, close to junction 27 of the M62, it ticked all our boxes.”
Associate director at Mileway, James Chasen, said: “We recently refurbished Norquest – including improving the environmental efficiency of the building – to best meet the needs of today’s logistics companies, and the response has been fantastic. We are pleased to welcome Igloo Thermal Logistics as a customer to Mileway and to be able to support their continued growth plans.”
Surveyor, Will Woodhall at GV&Co, said: “Norquest Industrial Estate sits in a well-established distribution location off the A62, just one mile from the intersection of the of the M62 and M621 motorways, both of which connect to the M1, so it’s the ideal location for a company like Igloo Thermo Logistics that transports goods to clients all over the UK including schools, airports, restaurants, distributors and manufacturers.
“With an EPC rating of A, the unit is highly energy efficient, which was another selling point and we are expecting the other two units to let very shortly considering the amount of interest we are getting for them.”
Leeds based GV&Co is a leading property consultancy providing support during acquisitions, sales, lettings and investment transactions. Its services include industrial agency, building surveying and project management, investment, and lease advisory and asset management.