Warrens Group has snapped up two new units at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) from logistics real estate developer Prologis, as part of its plans to drive growth.

Baked goods warehousing and logistics provider Warrans Group is the preferred primary haulier for bread and cake distribution for Tesco and Sainsbury’s and has been in joint venture with Culina since 2018.

The two build-to-suit units at DIRFT will provide Warrens with a combined 514,000 sq. ft. of logistics real estate and sees the logistics firm join Culina subsidiary Eddie Stobart at DIRFT, as well as other companies including clients Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

Both of the leased units are BREEAM-rated “Excellent”, with an EPC A rating. They are also carbon neutral in construction, certified by Planet Mark, which means all of the carbon built into the structure during construction has been measured, reduced through proactive design and then mitigated.

Prologis said that the construction of both units has delivered a combined £5.4m in social value, partly through the number of job opportunities created onsite.

Tom Middlemiss, Warrens Group managing director, said: "Our two new distribution centres are symbolic of our growth ambitions. Being involved in their development from an early stage has allowed us to customise the design and fit-out to meet our exact needs for both today, and the future."

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Andy Collinson, Culina Group capital projects director, added: "Prologis Parks have always been a solid choice for our customers, and it’s great to see another Culina Group business expand its services at DIRFT. With easy access to major transportation lines, we are sure that Warrens will enjoy everything that the park has to offer.”

Tim Burn, Prologis UK development manager, said: “DIRFT is our largest asset in the UK, and it is always rewarding to watch the site grow and develop. The two new units are prime examples of the state-of-the-art facilities that we deliver for our customers, and what better location to do it in than the UK’s largest multimodal park.

“Culina Group is a longstanding Prologis customer, with Stobart, also part of the group, already operating out of DIRFT. We’re proud to welcome Warrens onsite and look forward to seeing the business further develop and grow.”