Wednesday 19th Feb 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Prime Minister opens Argos Darlington warehouse

Prime minister Tony Blair has officially opened Argos's new distribution centre in Darlington. The 737,000 sq ft distribution centre is home to Argos Direct, Argos' home delivery business.

Everton does the double

Everton Football Club has increased the space in its relocated warehouse with the installation of double deep racking and an Atlet XTF extending forks reach truck.

North-West sales

There has been a run of freehold deals in the North-West.

Recycling depot

Furniture recycling charity Green-Works has opened a new 32,000 sq ft warehouse in Wembley on the back of a major contract with Barclays Bank. The bank donated 2,500 tonnes of furniture for recycling following its move to a new headquarters in April.

Bibby shed

The opening of Bibby's newly-completed 625,000 sq ft warehouse in Scunthorpe coincides with it winning a contract with convenience store group Nisa Today worth £200m.

New Frontier for Grange Park

Frontier Estates is rumoured to be close to buying the IKEA site at Grange Park, Northampton, for a sum believed to be around £600,000 per acre.

Whopper deal at Doncaster

The whole of SladenAston's 650,000 sq ft refurbishment in Doncaster is under offer to a fashion retailer.

Green buildings go for more

If you want a higher-value building, buy in a vertical windmill and some photovoltaic cells.

Land of the A-list occupier

Like the paparazzi surrounding celebrities, agents and developers are crowding round the warehouse market in the southern part of the M1. And like the paparazzi, they are creating problems for themselves.