Held inside JD Sports’ new 616,000 sq ft (866,000 including mezzanine space) distribution centre, the event was attended by almost 30 key northwest property agents, who took the opportunity to receive an introduction to the office and industrial opportunities on Kingsway from Robert Grafton, Development Director, Wilson Bowden Developments.
An exclusive tour of the facility, the largest to be built in the North West in the last ten years, also took place which allowed the attendees to view for themselves the flexibility of design and build options on Kingsway Business Park, http://www.kingsway-
Particular features highlighted during the tour included the automated systems such as mini load cranes, conveyor systems, control stations and spiral conveyors, as well as the associated external gatehouse, service yard, HGV parking, car parking and landscaped areas.
Declan Kelly, Programme Director for JD Sports said “JD Sports received a great deal of support from the Kingsway Partnership during our relocation here, so we were delighted to host the event at our new premises and share a building which we hope will be a springboard for ongoing expansion and success.”
With over 1.75m sq ft of industrial space let or sold since the business park opened in January 2008, JD Sports is just one of many companies already enjoying the facilities on offer, making Kingsway an established location in the premier league of business parks in the UK.
ASDA has claimed its place on the park, with construction having recently started on their new 650,000 sq ft chilled distribution facility. As well as picking chilled and frozen products and distributing them to local stores, the Service Centre will allow ASDA to return re-usable delivery equipment and waste packaging for consolidation and off-site recycling, helping the company on its way to its target of sending zero waste to landfill.
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420 acres of mixed use property sit in beautiful surroundings just off the M62 in Rochdale. A modern commercial estate in Manchester, Kingsway Business Park is one of the biggest and most high quality developments in the UK. For more information visit http://www.kingsway-