Supply chain service provider Simon Hegele Logistics and Service is doubling its Oxfordshire floor space with a move from Milton Park to 121,464 sq ft at Didcot Quarter.

The firm has taken a 10-year lease on DQ120 at the 311,000 sq ft development which spreads across two sites.  The deal was agreed by VSL & Partners on behalf of Savills Investment Management.

The Simon Hegele group, which was founded in 1920 has gone through an impressive development in recent years and is based in over 50 locations worldwide.

The company, which employs 2,500 people worldwide, will be fully operational in its Didcot Quarter base by early 2022.

Conor McClure, managing director of Simon Hegele, said: “We have enjoyed significant growth which has given us the confidence to expand our operations. Didcot Quarter is a fantastic location for our business and provides us with the space to expand in order to realise our full potential.”

Didcot Quarter is the largest industrial scheme to be developed in South Oxfordshire for over 20 years.

The development has BREEAM Excellent and EPC A ratings and incorporates the principles of the WELL Building standard. Other sustainability credentials include a rainwater harvesting system, 10 per cent solar panel coverage on the roofs and fresh air ventilation with high levels of heat recovery and filtration to reduce energy consumption.

Tom Barton, director at VSL, said: “Didcot Quarter offers something different to traditional industrial space as the units have been designed to a very high specification and are set in a fantastic environment which will directly benefit employees.

“Didcot is a thriving, expanding town offering a ready-made workforce for employees while the site offers excellent access to major conurbations, industrial centres and the south coast ports by road and through the nearby train station.” 

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