Commercial property

Iceland's Swindon move is biggest warehouse let in South West

Written by Peter Davison.

Unit 1 Symmetry ParkIceland Foods will become the first tenant at Symmetry Park in Swindon, with the deal representing the largest industrial/warehouse letting in the South West this year.

The retailer has agreed a new lease on the speculatively developed Unit 1 which extends to 221,173 sq ft at a rent of £6.75 per sq ft, plus a rent free period of 7.5 months.

The new logistics warehouse will be in addition to Iceland’s existing occupation in Swindon.

Unit 1 is the only speculatively developed warehouse over 150,000 sq ft in the region and is the first to complete on the park.

Symmetry Park Swindon has planning consent for a further one million sq ft of Warehouse accommodation.

Christian Matthews, director of commercial property developer db symmetry said: "“We are pleased to have secured Iceland as the first tenant at Symmetry Park Swindon. The letting backs up our commitment to build out a speculative unit and demonstrates the appetite for high quality warehouse space in the area.”

Simon Anderson property and acquisitions director at Iceland, said: "“Unit 1 is in a strategic location and provides excellent Grade A warehouse space. The site complements our existing warehouse stock in the region and the letting is in line with our continued business expansion plans.”

Savills, Whitmarsh Lockhart and Colliers CRE acted on behalf of real estate investment company Delancey's DV4 client fund.