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Kuehne + Nagel to open at East Midlands Gateway

[ June 14, 2018   //   ]

Freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel has agreed a 15-year lease on almost 200,000sq ft of space on 17.6 acres of land at the Segro Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway. Estimated date of completion is March 2019.

KN will relocate its Lenton Lane and Riverside operations to the new site and will also merge the overland activities currently hosted at its Midpoint Park, Minworth location into the new development, which will include a 40,000 sq. ft. temperature-controlled area to accommodate growth in pharmaceutical business.

The investment in this facility demonstrates Kuehne + Nagel’s commitment to growing its Overland business and support the expansion, allowing our service to be offered to many more customers.

Kuehne + Nagel UK  overland director, Jim Hedderwick, commented: “The new facility will enable us to continue to  develop our market-leading European groupage product and will be designed to include a 40,000 sq ft temperature-controlled area to accelerate our ambitious growth plans within the pharmaceutical sector.”

Andy Gulliford, chief operating officer at developers, Segro, added: “Securing major international customers, who are committed to establishing such significant operations on site represents an enormous vote of confidence for the scheme, the East Midlands region, and the UK. We are entering a new era of e-commerce as a mainstay of the UK economy. The supply of big box warehousing, which provides uncompromising scale, location and connectivity, is fundamental in sustaining its growth.”

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