Planning has been secured for baker Warburtons’ 120,000 sq ft bakery and distribution warehouse in Bristol. Gazeley, with funding partner Legal & General, and Hermes’ UK Logistics Fund (UKLF), has been granted planning permission to develop the bespoke bakery and warehouse for Warburtons, at G. Park Western Approach.
This is the second deal between Gazeley and Warburtons, following the successful delivery of a bakery unit for the company in 2003 at Gazeley’s Enfield site.
Plans for the development of the new bakery at Bristol were submitted to South Gloucestershire Council earlier this year. The completed bakery is set to create over 450 new jobs in the area. It includes a despatch and production warehouse as well as space for offices and other supporting facilities.
This transaction closely follows completion of two other UKLF properties at G. Park Western Approach, where Units 5010 and 5020 are currently available to let. Both have been developed in line with Gazeley’s sustainable design concept and benefit from 11 eco-friendly measures including rain water harvesting and recycling, energy efficient lighting, low water use appliances and FSC approved timber.
In Scotland, Warburtons has started operations at its new distribution depot at Eurocentral business park in Lanarkshire. The £2 million, 20,000 sq ft purpose-built distribution facility, is the latest development to be built by Morgan Ashurst for the park’s developers, Muse Developments.