Global freight provider locates to 73,000 sq ft warehouse

Yusen Logistics, a global provider of freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, has taken a 10-year lease from Onward Holdings for a refurbished warehouse at Cross Green Industrial Estate in Leeds.

The Japanese-owned logistics specialist, which is part of the Mitsubishi Group, is expanding in the UK to meet demand from the rapidly growing e-commerce sector. It will be using new space for vehicle and other spare parts distribution of their own and the group, as well as potentially providing a 3PL service for other East Asian companies based in the UK.

Family-run commercial property specialist Onward Holdings made a significant investment upgrading the facility, located just over a mile from Leeds city centre, to create another high-quality, modern dedicated distribution unit with offices within easy reach of the motorway network.

The site offers 73,238 sqft of secure warehouse space, 12m to the eaves, a 12-dock loading and despatch area with 15 trailer parking bays.

Onward Holdings director, Neil Storey, said the company’s latest investment in providing another quality warehouse unit to the market has paid off, bringing much-needed business to the area.

He added: “We are actively looking for further properties, and land suitable for development, in Yorkshire to add to our portfolio.”

Iain McPhail of Knight Frank, who worked to promote the Cross Green unit, said: “I’m delighted to announce the letting of the refurbished unit at Cross Green in Leeds to Yusen Logistics on behalf of Onward Holdings. Once again proving a continued demand for good quality warehouse space in the region.”