DPD UK Ltd is the latest company to take space at Horncastle’s Ozone Business Park near Howden, East Yorkshire following a deal secured by property advisers JLL. The UK’s leading parcel distribution company has agreed to take 47,145 sq ft of warehouse space which includes 6,716 sq ft of offices.
Planning consent for the brand new facility has now been submitted and is due for determination by the end of February 2016. DPD plans to relocate its staff from its existing site in Goole on completion of the building.
Louise Ferguson, General Manager of Property at DPD, said: “Following a period of sustained growth, this investment in a modern, purpose-built distribution facility allows us to expand our existing operations to meet our growing business needs.”
Situated on a five acre plot, the site has 59 van and five HGV trailer parking spaces along with 60 car parking spaces.
Ian Hodges, Managing Director of Horncastle, added: “DPD joins a growing line up of quality businesses at Ozone and we look forward to welcoming them to the park. We are confident further interest for logistics firms will continue to follow as a result of this latest deal.”
Rich Harris from property consultants JLL, who advised on the deal, added: “Sitting within the growing Howden and Goole employment hub, and with a focus on modern energy efficient buildings, Ozone Park is extremely well placed to attract both industrial and distribution occupiers looking for buildings which add value to their business.”
DPD is a member of DPD group, one of Europe’s leading parcels groups, wholly owned by France’s La Poste, the second largest postal group in Europe. The company employs more than 9,000 people in the UK, operating more than 3,000 vehicles from over 50 locations and delivering 190 million parcels a year.
Ozone Business Park is located on a 32-acre site on the A614 Howden Road near to junction 37 of the M62 motorway. Existing occupiers include TNT and Warburtons.
Further details on Ozone Business Park can be found here: http://ozonebusinesspark.co.uk/ or by contacting Ian Hodges at Horncastle on 01482 631295.