A major company has opened a huge 126,960 sqft distribution centre near Glasgow.

Wincanton, a supply chain partner for UK businesses, has secured a 15-year lease at its new centre at Belgrave Logistics Park in Bellshill.

Delivered in agreement with the developer and landlord, Knight Property Group, this marks one of the largest industrial deals in Scotland this year and the largest letting of a speculative new build in Greater Glasgow since 2018.

It comes after Wincanton's launch of their Scottish Gateway hub in Motherwell last April, which spans an impressive 153,000 sqft. 

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The new distribution centre is only six miles away from the hub and aims to cater to the demands of the firm's expanding client base.

Derek Stirling, country manager for Scotland at Wincanton, said: “This new distribution centre, our second in Scotland within two years, reinforces our long-term commitment to Scotland and promises enhanced services and efficiencies for our customers and partners across the country.

“We are delighted with the high-quality space and accessibility of our new facility at Belgrave, conveniently located in close proximity to our existing hub in Motherwell.”

James Barrack, chairman and founder of Knight Property Group, added: “Securing Wincanton for the largest unit at Belgrave underpins and reinforces our strategy of committing to the speculative development of the best units in the best locations across Scotland.

"With lettings already secured with Likewise Group and RES at the park, the last two units are seeing high levels of interest and we hope to be able to place them under offer very soon."

The £55m logistics park boasts a total area of 261,193 sq ft across five buildings.

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Wincanton’s unit is designed with high-performance composite wall and roof cladding, an internal height of 12 metres, four level-access doors, and 16 dock levellers.

It includes a 2,870 sq ft office space, 63 car parking spaces, and an expansive 55-metre deep yard.

It is also features 'all-electric' buildings, electric car charging points, solar photovoltaic panels, energy-efficient LED lighting, heat recovery air conditioning, and water management systems for conservation.

Alan Gilkison, managing partner of Ryden, who represented Knight Property Group in the deal, said: “This deal represents one of the largest industrial transactions to be concluded in Scotland over the past year, showcasing Knight Property Group’s commitment to delivering quality speculative developments in key geographical areas.

"With three out of the five units already let at Belgrave Logistics Park, strong occupier interest is noted for the remaining space.”

Ross Sinclair, Director of Savills, who represented Wincanton in the deal, added: “It was a pleasure to see Wincanton and Knight act transparently and expediently throughout this transaction as this was critical in achieving the eventual successful outcome to meet the objectives of landlord and tenant alike.”