Bleckmann expands fulfilment capacity with new multi-user site in the UK

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Fashion and lifestyle logistics company Bleckmann has opened a new fulfilment centre in Swindon, in doing so further expanding its logistics services and footprint in the UK. With the new multi-user site, Bleckmann will serve current and new clients, by adding 80,000ft2 of UK-based storage capacity. The brand-new location will be fully operational by the end of September 2021.

The multi-user site at Swindon Trinity Park combines two units and consists of a total footprint of 80,000ft2. The site is well connected by road, located close to the M4 motorway, offering good transportation infrastructure. Other features are offered like HGV parking and office space as well.

The warehouse was recently completed and immediately made available by Trebor Developments and funding partner Hillwood. That’s where Bleckmann saw the opportunity to expand. “We have quickly outgrown the capacity of the current Swindon operation,” commented Mark van Onna, General Manager Real Estate at Bleckmann. “Therefore, we were looking for additional capacity in the area to further accommodate the growth of our existing clients, as well as onboarding of new clients, whilst utilising the skilled experience of the Swindon team.”

“We are delighted to have completed the letting of the whole at Trinity Park to Bleckmann,” added James Drew, Development Director at Trebor Developments. “The letting was concluded in just five weeks from commencement of negotiations.”

The building has a free height of 12m and offers great storage capacity. “We will fit out the facility with a mix of high bay pallet racking and working areas the next months,” revealed Reinardt van Oel, Chief Operations Officer Belgium & UK at Bleckmann. “We receive a lot of e-commerce fulfilment requests and international omnichannel clients want to establish a foothold in the UK. From this new DC in Swindon, Bleckmann will be able to provide all kinds of warehousing services including VAS and returns.”

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