Likewise has expansion plans covered with new distribution centre

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Likewise Group, the Bromsgrove-based floor covering distributor, is to create 20 jobs initially, with more to come later in the year, after announcing the launch of a new West Midlands distribution centre.

The company has been confirmed as the anchor tenant at Radial Park, a purpose-built warehouse and industrial development at Birmingham Business Park.

Likewise has taken 57,082 sq ft at Unit 4 to accelerate the company’s growth in the Midlands and South West. s.

Tony Brewer, chief executive officer of Likewise Group, said the new Midlands and South West distribution centre will house up-to-date racking systems and the latest floor covering handling equipment.

“We chose Radial Park not just because of its excellent central location but also for the facilities offered by Birmingham Business Park for our staff.”

Likewise’s logistics network was already significantly improved with the opening of the Morley Distribution Centre in January 2021 to augment regional centres in Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sudbury and Peckham.

Likewise Group was established in December 2018 by two former Headlam directors Tony Brewer and Andrew Simpson.

Chris Clark is an industrial and logistics associate at JLL, who are acting jointly with Knight Frank on the letting of Radial Park.

He said: “Unit 4 is the biggest unit on Radial Park and we are delighted to welcome Likewise Group as our anchor tenant. We have also signed furniture edging company Hranipex for Unit 2 and are seeing strong interest being shown in Units 1 and 3.

“From a logistics point of view, Birmingham Business Park is in a perfect location, plus it has a great environment for the workforce of tenants, including a café, restaurant, nursery, newsagent, fitness classes and landscaped gardens and nature trails.”

Radial Park was developed by Canmoor and is now owned by IPIF.

Law firm Gateley advised Likewise plc, and Macfarlanes acted for IPIF.