Leeds distribution warehouses acquired in multi-million pound deal

LondonMetric Property has snapped up two “well located” last mile distribution warehouses in Leeds for £12m.

The investor has bought a new 100,000 sq ft warehouse on the Leeds ring road, close to the M1. The warehouse was completed in January 2017 and let to Vision Alert Automotives on a new 15 year lease at £5.00 per sq ft with open market rent reviews. The occupier is consolidating its operations and the new unit will serve as its UK headquarters.

LondonMetric has also acquired a 49,000 sq ft warehouse close to Leeds city centre and the M1/M621 junction. The warehouse was built in 2009 and is let to Siemens at £5.25 per sq ft with three years remaining of the ten year lease.

The two warehouses were built by CDP, the development arm of Marshall Construction.

Andrew Jones, chief executive of LondonMetric, said: “We continue to grow our exposure to last mile distribution. As consumer delivery expectations increase, so the requirement for better urban logistics intensifies.  These modern warehouses are well located and offer reversionary and asset management potential.”

LondonMetric was advised by Gent Visick.