SEGRO welcomes delivery start up Gorillas to SEGRO Park Deptford
SEGRO has signed its first UK letting with a rapid grocery delivery service, agreeing a five-year lease with Gorillas for a unit at SEGRO Park Deptford in south east London.
Gorillas will employ around eight people at the 3,500 sq ft unit, which will be used as a micro fulfilment centre. It will enable Gorillas to deliver orders to their customers’ doorsteps in as little as 10 minutes.
George Edgar, UK Brand Marketing Manager at Gorillas, said:
"We're really looking forward to coming to SEGRO Park Deptford – a real community-focused part of London. We're excited to give the local area immediate access to the brands they love."
Alan Holland, Managing Director, Greater London at SEGRO, said:
“The emergence of rapid grocery delivery services is just the latest in a long line of e-commerce disruptors within the retail sector. More than ever the growth and success of these q-commerce ecosystems will rely on modern and well-positioned hubs so that they can offer the fastest and most convenient service to their customers.
“It is great to welcome a start-up like Gorillas to SEGRO Park Deptford. We look forward to working with them to deliver their “faster than you” mission to Londoners and enabling them to meet the ever-changing demands of their own customers.”
SEGRO Park Deptford is located close to Central London and the City. The estate is only a 15-minute walk to Deptford mainline railway and bus station, and is also within close reach of a wide variety of local businesses.
Notes to editors:
SEGRO is a UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), listed on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris, and is a leading owner, manager and developer of modern warehouses and industrial property. It owns or manages 8.8 million square metres of space (95 million square feet) valued at £15.3 billion serving customers from a wide range of industry sectors. Its properties are located in and around major cities and at key transportation hubs in the UK and in seven other European countries.
For over 100 years SEGRO has been creating the space that enables extraordinary things to happen. From modern big box warehouses, used primarily for regional, national and international distribution, to urban warehousing and light industrial property located close to major population centres and business districts, it provides high-quality assets that allow its customers to thrive.
A commitment to be a force for societal and environmental good is integral to SEGRO’s purpose and strategy. Its Responsible SEGRO framework focuses on three long-term priorities where the company believes it can make the greatest impact: Championing Low-Carbon Growth, Investing in Local Communities and Environments and Nurturing Talent.
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