YOUNG’S SEAFOOD REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO GRIMSBY WITH REGION’S BIGGEST SINGLE FREEHOLD SALE OF 2018

YOUNG’S SEAFOOD REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO GRIMSBY WITH REGION’S BIGGEST SINGLE FREEHOLD SALE OF 2018

Young's Seafood, the town’s biggest fish and seafood provider, has snapped up the former home of XPO Logistics on Ladysmith Road and could be poised to turn it into a new production facility.

The prominent 13.5-acre site is located right next door to Young’s current headquarters and consists of six buildings, including an office block and cold stores. It was placed on the market for £1.5m.

For years, the land was operated by Christian Salvesen, before being taken over by French-listed Norbert Dentressangle in 2007.

In 2015, XPO bought out the entire business for £2.3 billion and used the site to provide cold storage for the repackaging and distribution of frozen food.

Having closed with the loss of 60 jobs in May 2017, the site has been vacant and facing an uncertain future ever since.

Plans were lodged by the previous owner to demolish the buildings, but they now appear set for a reprieve after PPH Commercial stepped in to ensure a successful sale.

Duncan Willey, the Chartered Surveyor responsible for completing the deal, hopes it will herald the start of an exciting new era for the building.

Mr Willey said: “This is the biggest single freehold disposal in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire this year so the importance of this deal should not be underestimated.

“It’s not every day that you get the chance to acquire a premises right next door to your existing facility and it proved to be too good to turn down.

“I imagine the new owner’s will have a long-term plan to upgrade the facilities and bring new life to building, which could be a key part of their future plans.

“There’s been a lot of speculation about Young’s in recent months, but this deal seems to show their continued commitment to this area.

“Hopefully, they will be able to incorporate this sizeable acquisition into a successful long-term business plan to win new contracts and potentially create hundreds of new jobs.”

In July 2018, Young’s posted positive financial results with turnover growing 5.4 per cent to £523.3m in its latest set of accounts.

It said growth had been driven by significant frozen and chilled food contract wins, along with the success of its own-label and Young’s branded products.

Enlist our experience and expertise

For expert advice about any aspect of commercial property, please get in touch or call (01472) 267513 today.

More...
The Trade Yard, Driffield - Sold  
Planning submitted for 3 new units  
Investment Sale Complete  
Investment sale and leaseback - Completed  

Investment sale and leaseback - Completed

12th May, 2022
Learn More  
Acquisition of 33 acres of industrial land off Clough Road in Hull  

Acquisition of 33 acres of industrial land off Clough Road in Hull

3rd May, 2022
Learn More  
Investment sales completed  
In April 30 years ago…..  
New Job Alert  
33,000 sq ft Manufacturing Facility - Now Let  

33,000 sq ft Manufacturing Facility - Now Let

1st April, 2022
Learn More  
Busy times at Grimsby West  

Want to find out more? Call us on Hessle 01482 648888 Doncaster 01302 341041 Scunthorpe 01724 282278 Grimsby 01472 267513

We use cookies to help personalise and improve your web experience. To learn more click here.