Wincanton instructs Savills as sole property advisor across UK & Ireland logistics portfolio

Wincanton has appointed Savills as the sole property advisor across its logistics business in the UK and Ireland. 

The instruction will encompass acquisitions, disposals, asset management, landlord and tenant liaison and a range of other property services as required for Wincanton’s 110 leased sites.  The firm’s property portfolio comprises 13 million sq ft (1.2 million sq m) of managed warehousing and 114 acres (46 hectares) of land at over 200 locations.

Wincanton is a leading provider of supply chain solutions, employing 15,500 logistics experts with operating responsibilities for over 4,000 vehicles in the UK and Ireland.  Working across multiple sectors from FMCG and retail to defence and construction, its clients include Adidas, BAE Systems, B&Q, CEMEX, GSK, Pernod Ricard, Sainsbury’s and Screwfix. 

Stuart Murray, industrial director at Savills, will act as account and transaction manager for Wincanton.  He comments:

“We have been advising  Wincanton on disposals for the last three years and are pleased to be expanding this role to cover all property advice across its leased sites in the UK and Ireland.  Our immediate focus is on analysing the portfolio to ensure sites are being used to their full potential and acquiring new distribution space to accommodate Wincanton’s growing customer needs”.

Richard Sullivan, national head of industrial and logistics at Savills, adds:

“This is a significant instruction and we are very pleased to build on our existing relationship with one of the UK’s most recognised logistics providers.  On behalf of Savills National Logistics and Industrial Agency, we look forward to working with Wincanton to further improve and enhance its extensive property portfolio.”

Ian Henderson, group property director at Wincanton, adds: 

“A dynamic and aggressive property asset management and acquisition strategy is at the heart of our business to maximise the value of the our portfolio.  We look forward to extending our relationship with Savills and working hard to create further competitive advantage for both us and our customers.”

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