ByBox, an international software and supply chain specialist, has taken a lease on a 14,630 sq ft warehouse at 12 Glebe Road, St Peter’s Industrial Estate in Huntingdon in a deal by Barker Storey Matthews – now part of Eddisons.
The company was searching for improved coverage in East Anglia and had been looking in the region for just two months before identifying the premises.
The warehouse unit is in a prominent location in one of Huntingdon’s leading industrial locations and convenient for where ByBox is deploying its smart locker field distribution service.
According to Jamie Bullard, ByBox senior services manager for its southern region, Huntingdon was the company’s favoured location for a new depot because of the A14 upgrade.
Mr Bullard said: “Having won a substantial new contract for a major utility provider, we needed to be operational from the beginning of this April (2020). Without the A14 upgrade, Huntingdon would not have been our prime target.”
He added: “With the new depot in-situ at Glebe Road, we’ve been able to conclude our local recruitment process and added another seven new employees to our UK headcount of circa 400 staff.”
Stephen Power, director, Barker Storey Matthews, said: “Undoubtedly, the A14 upgrade has positioned Huntingdon as a pre-eminent location for logistics occupiers.”
He concluded: “It’s not only the new trunk road road itself, but the remodelling of the access roads and ancillary local road improvements, in our view, help make Huntingdon accessible and attractive to potential employees in a wider catchment area too.”
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