LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire -07/19/12)- Goodman, who offer choice business park space and retail logistics advice, has completed the development of a new print and distribution centre for A&N Media at Thurrock Commercial Park in Essex.
As part of the consumer media company DMGT plc, A&N Media publishes some of the UK's leading brand titles, including the Daily Mail. The company will relocate to the new 130,000 sq ft facility from its existing site in Surrey Quays, south east London, in a move that represents a GBP 50 million investment in the new premises and a major long-term investment in the region.
Planning consent for the centre was secured in October 2011, with construction completed on schedule, in less than eight months. Thurrock Commercial Park is now fully developed, with Goodman having let the adjacent plot to The Co-operative Group and sold the final 12 acres to National Grid.
Jason Harris commercial director at Goodman said: "The completion of this building marks the last phase of our development of Thurrock Commercial Park which has been a hugely successful site for us. A&N media are undoubtedly a key occupier for the area, joining other high profile organisations such as Royal Mail and The Co-operative Group, who have chosen West Thurrock as a key operational base for their business."
The new development for A&N Media has achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating for sustainability. As part of the planning consent, Goodman included vast wildlife protection areas to preserve the site's biodiversity, with Natural England commending the progressive approach in managing the site.
Thurrock Commercial Park is situated within 8.5 miles of Junction 30 of the M25 and the Dartford river crossing. The Co-operative Group Regional Distribution facility and Lakeside Shopping Centre is a short distance to the north. Chafford Hundred railway station is also nearby and provides a direct service to London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness.
About Goodman Group (GMG.AX)
Goodman Group is an integrated property group with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom and North America. Goodman Group, comprised of the stapled entities Goodman Limited and Goodman Industrial Trust, is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers of industrial property and business space globally.
Goodman's global property expertise, integrated own+develop+manage customer service offering and significant fund management platform ensures it creates innovative property solutions that meet the individual requirements of its customers, whilst seeking to deliver attractive long-term returns for investors. In Europe, Goodman has offices in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
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