Fanatics signs for 185,000 sq ft in Middleton
Patrick Properties has let Stakehill 185 to the global digital sports platform on a 15-year lease.
Fanatics, which offers sports merchandise, collectables and sports betting and gaming services, will move into the unit later this year when the scheme completes.
Triton Construction is building the 185,000 sq ft unit, which has a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’. Work is due to complete later this year.
Patrick Properties was represented jointly by Savills and B8 Real Estate. Cushman & Wakefield acted for Fanatics.
Stakehill 185, designed by Fletcher Rae, is located on Stakehill Industrial Estate in Middleton. Fanatics joins existing occupiers Tesco, Aldi, Booker, Toolstation and Yodel.
Prior to its acquisition in 2009, the site previously accommodated a 190,000 sq ft regional distribution centre for Sainsbury’s.
Jordan Kennedy, director at Patrick Properties, said: “The partnership with Fanatics at Stakehill 185 is testament to the hard work, diligence and commitment shown by all involved.
“Through careful consideration and attention to detail on design and supply chain, we are on track to deliver the build ahead of schedule.”
Jonathan Atherton, industrial and logistics director at Savills Manchester, added: “Stakehill remains one of the region’s most desirable industrial locations, and we saw strong levels of interest in this unit from the start of the building process.
“We are delighted to have completed this letting to Fanatics and help support their growth in the UK.”
Cushman & Wakefield partner Rob Taylor worked alongside his colleague, associate Taylor Calfee, on the deal.
Taylor said: “It has been a pleasure working on behalf of Fanatics to find a solution that allows them to continue expanding their UK business. This will ensure the continued growth of their global business for many years to come.”