Supermarket group Morrison’s has bought the 400,000 sq ft former Gerber food factory at Express Link near Bridgewater.
Papers were signed after the former Gerber foods factory was identified as a key site for the whole region from Gloucester to Penzance. Work is expected to begin in the New Year, transforming the factory into a fruit and vegetable packing centre.
Smith Hampton acted for the landlord TCN Express Park.
The move has been praised by Sedgemoor District Council as providing new job opportunities for local people and ensuring long-term economic growth for North Bridgewater.
Tom Gibbons, director within the Industrial Agency team at Lambert Smith Hampton’s Bristol office, said: “TCN Express Park has provided Morrison’s with the perfect distribution centre; the high quality facility has excellent transport links and a ready supply of staff at all levels.”