DHL’s new logistics warehouse has officially been launched on Ozone Business Park, Howden.
Construction of the 36,408sqft bespoke warehouse and office building was completed by Hull company Hobson and Porter Ltd in September and with the fit-out process now finished, the facility is now operational.
The business park has been developed by leading East Yorkshire commercial developer the Horncastle Group PLC. It is an important logistics hub in the region and home to some of the most active businesses in the sector.
DHL joins big-name occupiers TNT, Warburtons, DPD, Timloc, Kersey Freight and Image Data on Ozone Business Park.
Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group, said DHL are an excellent addition to the business park and confirm its credentials as a leading logistics park in the region.
The parcel company took the last available plot in phase one of the development, meaning the first phase is now completely built out.
Mr Hodges said: “When we set out to develop Ozone Business Park we knew the location would make it very attractive to national logistics companies because of its close proximity to the M62, the M18 and the M1. The motorway network makes it easy to get anywhere in the UK from Howden.
“We also wanted to make a meaningful contribution to the Goole and Howden employment area and create new jobs for local people, which is something developing the park has certainly achieved.
“DHL’s new facility will help to continue this trend of economic prosperity for the area which we are very proud to have had a hand in. Ozone Business Park is a real success story for East Yorkshire and the Horncastle Group, and we’re delighted to have been able to deliver it.”
Hobson & Porter has worked on three of the developments at Ozone Business Park and were the main contractor on DHL’s new facility.
Mike Beal, construction director at Hobson and Porter, added: “Ozone Business Park is a fantastic development and we’re delighted to have played such a major part in bringing it forward.
“It combines a fantastic location with first class business premises while at the same time proviing quality local employment which is a real boost for the area.”
DHL have taken a long-term lease on the property, which will serve as a parcel distribution depot for East Yorkshire and surrounding areas.
Rich Harris of JLL introduced DHL and negotiated terms on behalf of Horncastle.
Mr Harris said: “The rise of e-commerce and demands of modern consumers is resulting in leading retailers and logistics companies looking for regionalised hubs from which to distribution. This letting to DHL reinforces Ozone as the perfect location for servicing the major urban areas of Humberside, as well as significant parts of North, South and West Yorkshire.”
Phase 1 of Ozone Business Park is a 32-acre site based on the A614 and less than a mile from Junction 37 of the M62. Horncastle are now taking enquiries for the next phase.