The Range leases 546,970 sq ft shed in West Yorkshire

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The Range is to open a distribution centre in West Yorkshire after leasing one of the largest vacant distribution warehouses in the North of England.

The shed measures at 546,970 sq ft and sits within a 1,350,360 sq ft site next to the M62 in Normanton.

Exeter Property Group acquired the property last year for £43.5m, advised by Gent Visick’s Leeds and London offices.

The Range has signed a 20-year lease on the building, and already owns distribution centres in Thorne and Avonmouth.

The property was previously occupied by Poundworld.

Alex Simpkin, chief executive officer of The Range, said: “The key attraction of Normanton was its close proximity to our existing Northern distribution centre in Doncaster and of course the nearby motorway network.”

Andrew Gent, a director at Gent Visick, said: “This is a high-quality and very substantial cross-docked, high bay distribution warehouse, in a sought-after location on the M62 which connects the deep-water ports of Liverpool and the Humber.”

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