Supermarket group takes 20-year lease on Warrington distribution centre

Sarah Ratcliffe

Deeside-based supermarket group, Iceland Foods, has completed a 20-year lease on a 505,000 sq ft distribution facility in Warrington.

It intends to use the space, on Omega West logistics park, as a regional distribution centre.

Omega West is a 184-acre extension of Omega Business Park, currently the largest mixed-use development site in the North West covering around 2.5 million sq ft of logistics space. Current occupiers at the scheme includes Asda, Royal Mail and Amazon.

Law firm Gordons advised Iceland Foods on its new lease, having been a client of Iceland, which operates almost 1,000 stores throughout the UK, since 2015.

Commercial property partner, Sarah Ratcliffe, advised Iceland on securing the lease and worked closely on the deal with Iceland’s property and acquisitions director, Simon Anderson.

Sarah said: “Iceland is a long standing client and it’s great to support its continued growth by advising on this new regional distribution centre in Warrington.

“The company is one of the UK’s largest privately owned businesses. Its new facility will only strengthen this position and gives Iceland a distribution centre which will enable further growth and successes.”

Gordons’ other commercial property clients include, B&M, Heron Foods, Morrisons, Ocado Retail, Northern Gas Networks and Wren Kitchens.

It has offices in Leeds and Bradford, employing 175 people.

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