MDA, the marketing materials business, has taken a 111,151 sq ft Wigan warehouse.
Joint venture partners Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM Real Assets) and db symmetry have secured the deal at M6 EPIC 110, its new speculatively developed distribution facility in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan/
MDA has taken the unit on a 10-year lease. There is potential to expand the warehouse by a further 70,000 sq ft on the existing 6.27 acre site.
The property is located at the core of the region’s distribution market, just off Junction 25 of the M6 close to the M6/M62 interchange. M6 EPIC 110 marks the latest deal the joint venture has completed in Wigan, having developed neighbouring distribution units for Poundland and Compagnie Fruitiere.
The surrounding area is home to a host of blue-chip occupiers including: Heinz; Sports Direct; Siemens; Norbert Dentressangle; Milliken Carpets and Carlsberg.
Andrew Dickman, Director at db symmetry, said: “Over the last four years, we have worked closely with Wigan Council to successfully deliver over 520,000 sq ft of commercial space in this area of Wigan. The letting to mda is our latest success story and we are now working on further development opportunities to meet the demand from national occupiers who are attracted to Wigan’s strategic location in the North West and its excellent labour pool.”
Paul Cook, Senior Director within the Industrial Agency team at CBRE Manchester, joint agents for the scheme with B8RE and Moriaty & Co. concluded: " This latest deal confirms the consistent high demand for good quality industrial accommodation within the region."