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GLP Leases 90,000 sq ft unit at G-Park Northampton to SF Express

GLP today announces that it has leased a 90,000 SQ FT unit at its G-Park Northampton site to SF Express, a global customer of GLP.

4 August 2020 – GLP, investor and developer of logistics warehouses and distribution parks, today announces that it has leased a 90,000 SQ FT unit at its G-Park Northampton site. The 90,000 SQ FT warehouse has been let to SF Express, a global customer of GLP.

The leasing of Unit 2 marks SF Express’ first UK Distribution Centre and will form part of its expanding Supply Chain overseas strategy. GLP has delivered over 5.4 million SQ FT of logistics space for SF Express in China, making them one of GLP’s largest customers in China.

G-Park Northampton is in a prime location benefiting from its proximity to the M1 and M40 and is within easy reach of the M6/A14. This puts 90% of the population of England and Wales within a four-hour HGV drive time.

G-Park Northampton is located within Moulton Park and comprises three units and one build-to-suit logistics warehouse from 50,000 to 155,000 SQ FT. Grade ‘A’ rated, the highly specified buildings have achieved BREEAM scoring Very Good and are suitable for a range of occupiers including last mile logistics, 3PLs, retail/FMCG and manufacturers.

Moulton Park is one of the most successful industrial estates in Northamptonshire and is already home to a wide range of regional and national businesses. Occupiers continue to be attracted by the areas’ exceptional transport links, access to national markets and suitably skilled workforce.

Simon Truss, General Manager for Western Europe at SF Express, said:“We are very excited to open 90,000 SQFT of warehousing capacity in Northampton. Following an extensive review we selected Moulton Park because of its optimal location and build quality. The facility will focus on National Distribution for our high value products, and as such will be fitted out to a very high standard.”

Joe Garwood, Development Director at GLP Europe, said:"As a long-standing global customer of GLP, we are thrilled to expand our relationship with SF Express and support their expansion into the UK. We look forward to continued collaboration in the UK and beyond”.

Press contact:

Rob Yates

Tel: +44 (0)20 3047 2546

Email: ryates@smithfieldgroup.com

About GLP (www.glprop.com)

GLP is a leading global investment manager and business builder in logistics, real estate, infrastructure, finance and related technologies. Our combined investing and operating expertise allows us to create value for our customers and investors. We operate across Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, and the U.S. and have US$89 billion in assets under management in real estate and private equity funds. Learn more at glprop.com

About SF Express (https://www.sf-express.com/)

SF Express (Group) Co., Ltd. is a Chinese delivery services company headquartered in Shenzhen, China. It is the second largest courier in China and provides domestic and international express delivery services. SF Express has a fleet of 60 cargo aircrafts, and at the time of writing operates 6 flights per week from Germany and Belgium to China using B747’s owned by its subsidiary SF Airlines. SF Express (Europe) Co.,Ltd is the companies European subsidiary and provides Express, Logistics, Supply Chain and E-Commerce services from its own offices in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and partners across the continent.