Ocado, the world’s largest dedicated online grocery supermarket, is set to move into Segro’s new warehouse in Park Royal. Ocado will join John Lewis and Mash Purveyors, who distribute fruit and vegetables to London hotels and restaurants, when it moves into the 68,393 sq ft unit on a 15-year lease.
The online supermarket already has 15 smaller distribution centres across the UK to support two large warehouses in Hatfield and Dordon and say it will use the Origin warehouse to deliver groceries in central London. Segro highlight the benefits of the Park Royal location and its proximity to both the A40 and Central London. They add that over one million people live within a 15-minute drive.
Ocado’s Head of Property and Network Development, Ian Starling, explained that having quick and direct access to their customers is vital to their business. He said, “We want to deliver to our customers the best quality product in the shortest time.
“That’s why we’re delighted to be moving to Origin. Its location means that we can continue to be at the forefront of the e-commerce revolution changing the way we shop, and ultimately, consume goods.”
Segro’s CEO, David Sleath, said that they are delighted to welcome Ocado to Origin and added that the letting shows that Segro is providing warehouse properties in just the right locations. Deputy Mayor of Policy and Planning, Sir Edward Lister, said, “Park Royal is one of the most significant industrial areas in Europe so I am delighted that we can now add Ocado, Mash Purveyors and John Lewis to the long list of businesses that are based there.”