Oakland International Secures Knottingley Site

Redditch based total supply chain solutions provider Oakland International has secured a new industrial site at Knottingley, West Yorkshire.

Completed in March 2024, Clews & Co Chartered Surveyors helped secure the acquisition of the 161,578 sq. ft. building which includes 1Mva of power with the ability to provide an extended solar array across the entire roof resulting in c.600kva of renewable energy.

Oakland’s Group CEO Shaun Foley commented: “Needing more space due to increasing customer demand, and having investigated several sites, Knottingley was identified as the ideal location in supporting our client base and further increasing our geographical footprint in the UK market.”

24-hours/7 days a week operation, award-winning Oakland International is an authority in direct to consumer, case consolidation, contract packing, storage and distribution, food tempering and brand development support for ambient, chilled, and frozen food, servicing retail, convenience, discount, wholesale and food service markets in the UK and Ireland. A Certified B Corp, the company is currently working towards becoming the first business within their sector to achieve net zero.

David Clews of Clews & Co Surveyors commented: “We are delighted to have advised and supported Oakland International in their Knottingley acquisition at Konect62, it’s an outstanding example of the re-purposing of a former colliery site that will support the latest requirements in logistics property for this growing specialist in multi-temperature food logistics.”

Oakland International has now commenced the major project works required of the building in time for Autumn 2024.