Aberdeen Standard Investments’ AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has announced the completion of contracts with Rygor Commercials for the long-term occupancy of a recently-refurbished 28,000 sq ft unit at The Camgate Centre, Heathrow Airport. The scheme is located to the south of the airport’s dedicated cargo zone, with major nearby airport-related occupiers, including dnata, Swissport and Gate Gourmet. Other AIPUT customers at its Camgate Centre location include Kinnarps and Straight Freight.
Rygor Commercials is a dedicated Mercedes commercial vehicle dealership, offering a range of services covering sales, aftersales and maintenance. This represents a significant expansion for Rygor at Heathrow, with the company planning to operate its new Camgate Centre location as a dedicated truck centre, and its existing site off Stanwell Road is set to focus on the van business.
The self-contained 28,000 sq ft industrial warehouse underwent a comprehensive speculative refurbishment by AIPUT with a building specification that delivers enhanced security, safety and flexibility for the occupier. The warehouse unit benefits from one of the largest secure service yards in the area.
Fraser Green, Portfolio Manager for Aberdeen Standard Investments, said: “The welcome addition of Rygor Commercials as a new customer at the Camgate Centre, shows that even in the most challenging of markets – such as in the context of Covid-19 – demand remains strong for AIPUT’s prime Heathrow industrial floorspace.
“This new lease agreement with Rygor Commercials delivers on AIPUT’s long-term vision to drive continuing growth in our high-quality portfolio of key industrial locations serving Heathrow.”
Sean Joyce, Service Manager at Rygor Commercials, commented: “We are very excited about the new truck site and the opportunities it will bring for both our customers. The site is conveniently located just a mile down the road from our existing Heathrow branch, which will in turn become our Rygor Heathrow van site. Furthermore it is only 3.5 miles from the M25 and less than 5 miles from the M4.
“This new site will give us a great platform to build on the fantastic relationship we have with all our existing customers, as well as welcoming new ones to Rygor.”
The Camgate Centre forms an integral part of AIPUT’s 2.1m sq ft portfolio of industrial warehousing serving Heathrow Airport.