Jaynic joins UK Warehouse Association

Jaynic is joining the United Kingdom Warehouse Association (UKWA) as it increases its logistics development activities in East Anglia.

Managing Director Nic Rumsey, says: “We are pleased to announce our membership of UKWA. It is Britain’s leading trade organisation for the logistics industry and as we grow it is important to us that we are strongly aware of the latest trends in logistics both in terms of the needs of warehouse occupiers and how the physical infrastructure is changing to meet those needs.

“It has been a very busy few years developing along the A14 to take advantage of the major sea change towards online shopping with the attendant need for large amounts of warehousing that has been further accelerated by the COVID lockdown. Also, the potentially disruptive effect of Brexit has encouraged suppliers to hold more stock in warehouses all leading to an increase in demand,” adds Rumsey.

The A14 corridor linking the major east coast container port of Felixstowe to the UK motorway system no longer lives in the shadow of the M1/M6/69 logistics golden triangle and Jaynic, has in recent years, taken full advantage of this.

It has two major schemes in Bury St Edmunds and a few miles further eastwards along the A14 in Stowmarket.

Starting on site in 2017, Jaynic’s Suffolk Park scheme in Bury St Edmunds has seen the development of over 1.4m sq ft. Existing occupiers include Weerts Group (Skechers/Bleckmann), MH Star UK Ltd, Unipart Logistics, Treatt, Sealey and The East of England Ambulance Trust.

Suffolk Park offers prospective occupiers bespoke buildings on a design & build basis alongside a rolling programme of speculative development. Currently it has three warehouses under construction-SP76 a prelet of 76,000 sq ft to Hermes/ Evri and SP47 and SP160 that offer a 47,000 sq ft and a 160,000 sq ft warehouse that will be available for occupation later this year.

It is located within one hour of the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port dealing with 42% of Britain’s containerised trade. In 2015 it was ranked as the 37th busiest container port in the world and Europe’s 6th busiest. 

At Gateway 14 in Stowmarket, Jaynic acting as development managers have recently broken ground on the 2.36m sq ft manufacturing, logistics and R&D scheme adjacent to Junction 50 of the A14, and the park’s road and infrastructure will be in place by the end of 2022.

In addition, Gateway 14 benefits from being part of Freeport East, one of only eight Freeports in the UK offering a range of benefits including a suite of tax reliefs and simplified customs arrangements.

At the same time Jaynic is increasing its prospective warehouse development pipeline having agreed site promotion options with landowners on the A11 at Barton Mills, at Fornham St Martin on the north side of Bury St Edmunds and on a 39-acre site next to Cambridge Services at Boxworth on the A14.