Arrow Capital buys £233m Wakefield Amazon hub

Real estate investor and operator Arrow Capital Partners said it has completed the acquisition of a 625,360 sq ft multi-storey logistics warehouse at the Wakefield Hub from Mountpark Logistics EU Sarl for £233 million.

“Once the development phase of Wakefield Hub is complete, the multi-story scheme will have a gross internal area of 2,009,495 sq ft over ground and three mezzanine floors fitted out to operate as an Amazon Robotic Sortable Facility,” said Arrow Capital.

“The long-term lease to Amazon creates a strong covenant with annual rent reviews that are index linked to the consumer price index.

“The building is targeting a minimum BREEAM rating of Very Good and an EPC rating of A, incorporating many sustainable features such a photovoltaic panels, electric vehicle charging points, cycle shelters and a bus terminal to facilitate public transport and further minimise carbon emissions.”

Arrow Capital Partners managing partner Marty McCarthy said: “The Wakefield logistics warehouse is a highly attractive core asset, fitted out to the highest specification and secured on a long-term lease to the world’s leading e-commerce business.

“This is an excellent example of the type of next generation prime logistics facility, key infrastructure like in nature, that are currently being developed to meet the needs of an increasingly complex e- commerce and logistics occupier market.

“By developing multi-storey facilities like this one, we are able to significantly increase the amount of space available to e-commerce businesses in strategically important locations where there is fierce competition for land, while reducing our tenant customers operating costs.

“We have a portfolio in excess of £2 billion of logistics developments and investments located across the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Austria and the Nordics which we are keen to continue to grow.”

Arrow Capital was advised by CBRE and Mountpark by JLL.