Warburtons rises to the occasion, advised by Gordons LLP

Law firm Gordons has advised Britain’s largest bakery brand on the pre-letting of a new, bespoke 65,847 sq ft distribution centre to be developed in Biggleswade, near Bedford.

Warburtons has agreed to take a 25-year lease of the distribution and office facility at developer Tritax Symmetry’s Phase 3 of the 150-acre Symmetry Park Biggleswade scheme.

The highly sustainable building, with on-site EV charging and solar PV arrays, is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2025.

Bolton-headquartered Warburtons currently produces more than two million products every day at its 11 bakeries, including one in Wakefield. It delivers fresh to 18,500 stores across the UK every morning from the company’s 18 depots.

A team led by Gordons commercial property partner, Sarah Ratcliffe, advised Warburtons on the deal.

Commenting on the support from the Gordons’ team, Jim Norton, head of distribution network transformation at Warburtons, said: “As the largest bakery brand in the UK, we have a responsibility to lead and constantly innovate. That’s not only true with our products but also with the facilities in which we bake and distribute.

“The practical commercial advice provided by Sarah and the team at Gordons played a pivotal role in enabling us to secure the pre-let of our new depot.”

Gordons’ Sarah Ratcliffe added: “It was a pleasure to advise Warburtons on the pre-let deal.

“The new facility will only serve to further strengthen Warburtons’ business. We look forward to seeing the state-of-the-art highly sustainable building coming to fruition now that the deal has been agreed.”


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Emma Cockings
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