Construction begins on Premier Farnell distribution centre

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Construction work on Premier Farnell’s massive new distribution centre is underway in what will be the largest ever warehouse development in Leeds.

The 361,000 sq ft distribution unit at Muse Developments’ flagship Logic Leeds site is due for completition later this year with Derbyshire-based Bowmer and Kirkland acting as the main contractor.

The ceremony was attended by directors of Premier Farnell and Muse.

Councillor Richard Lewis of Leeds City Council and Roger Marsh, Chairman of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) were also present along with senior officers from the city council.

Nick Wilkins, Chief Supply Chain Officer for Premier Farnell stated: “The start of the warehouse build is a key milestone in this project and an important occasion for Premier Farnell.

“This warehouse will become the largest distribution centre in the Premier Farnell group and a hub for future growth, allowing us to target new opportunities from right here in Leeds.

“As our business grows and we take our place within the Avnet ecosystem, increased distribution capacity coupled with the latest technology means our customers can continue to rely on us to deliver products when they need them.

“This is a significant investment for Premier Farnell and we are delighted to be continuing our long-established presence in Yorkshire as we look forward to the future.”