Pets at Home unveils plans for 670000 sq ft national DC
31 July 2020
The leading pet care business has announced plans to open the new national storage and distribution centre in Staffordshire.
The company has signed a conditional agreement for a 20-year lease of a proposed 670,000 sq ft development on a 52-acre site at Redhill Business Park, Stafford, close to Jct 14 of the M6. An additional 100,000 sq ft of expansion land will also be available, if required.
A planning application is expected to be submitted to Stafford Borough Council in September after a period of online consultation with local stakeholders. Construction could start on site in 2021, subject to planning consent, with completion pre fit-out anticipated during 2022.
Stoford Developments will deliver the scheme, which will comprise a purpose-built warehouse unit, a three-storey office and two double-storey hub offices. A recycling store, tote store and a gatehouse will be built detached from the main building.
Stoford joint MD, Dan Gallagher, said: “We’re excited to deliver this scheme on behalf of Pets at Home, which will support both their current position as the UK’s leading pet care business as well as their future growth trajectory. Redhill Business Park is an established facility that provides a superb central location for a new development of this scale, with excellent motorway connections and a host of household occupiers nearby. The proposed arrival of Pets at Home demonstrates that deals of this scale and nature are still possible, in spite of the challenging environment.”