Flooring company expands with roll-out to Leeds distribution centre
A flooring company has announced that it is expanding its footprint in Yorkshire with a new distribution centre.
Likewise plc, a distributor of floorcoverings and matting products, has signed a 10-year lease at the centre at Leeds 27 Industrial Estate, having previously been located at a smaller site in Dewsbury.
The company said that it has moved to the 80,000 sq ft facility to meet growing demand for its products and services.
The newly refurbished property offers more than 74,000 sq ft of warehouse space and 6,000 sq ft of office space spread over two floors. There is also a large secure yard benefitting from 17 loading doors.
Likewise has grown rapidly since its formation in 2018, having made a series a multi-million pound acquisitions as well as establishing new businesses. The company’s annual sales revenue, generated by a sales team of 61 people, is in excess of £60m.
It also has distribution centres in Manchester and Sudbury, with service centres in Glasgow, Newcastle, Daventry and Peckham.
Leeds property consultancy, Gent Visick, marketed the site on behalf of an institutional client.
Tony Brewer, CEO at Likewise, said: “Likewise is now one of the key players in the UK flooring market and this latest expansion gives us a high quality distribution centre, in a strategic location, within two hours of a large proportion of our customer base in the North of England.
“Ultimately it will make us even more efficient and further improve the standard of service that our customers enjoy.”
Daniel Walker, from Gent Visick, said: “This unit has been refurbished to an exceptional standard and offered high quality logistics space adjacent to the national motorway network. To agree a deal with a high growth plc such as Likewise, is a fantastic outcome for our client.”
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