Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

K+N to cross-dock at Wellingborough

Kuehne + Nagel has secured ProLogis’ Crossflow 540 warehouse at its ProLogis Park Wellingborough scheme at WEAST on a ten-year lease at a rent of around £4.50 per sq ft.

The scheme fronts the A45, between the M1 and the A14, in an area that has become one of the most strategically important locations for the UK distribution industry. The cross-dock facility has 15m clear height and extensive loading along both principal warehouse elevations.

Kuehne + Nagel will service a contract that it secured from Whitbread in April this year, from the new distribution facility. Under the terms of the five-year contract, Kuehne + Nagel will undertake delivery of chilled and ambient products to over 700 Costa Coffee outlets seven days per week, and delivery of frozen, chilled and ambient products to almost 600 Brewers Fayre, Beefeater and Premier Inn restaurants nationwide.

In addition, Kuehne + Nagel will operate a customer call centre on behalf of Whitbread and manage the ordering of products from designated suppliers. The operation is expected to handle over 20 million cases a year.

Letting agent was Burbage Realty.