The Modern Milkman has taken a five-year lease of industrial unit / warehouse property in Leeds, West Yorkshire- based at Unit 2, New Princess Street – which is owned and managed by Brighouse-based commercial and industrial property specialist and landlord, Towngate PLC.
The Lancashire-born Modern Milkman is a network of milkmen and women, who deliver fresh daily essentials from independent dairies and suppliers to homes across the country.
Launched in 2018 by four friends — in response to the plastic waste crisis highlighted in Sir David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’ — this modern take on the traditional milk round reuses glass bottles while utilising the latest mobile technology to provide a seamless ordering process for its customer base. In 2021 alone, the organisation successfully prevented 19,272,763 plastic bottles from entering landfill and the world’s oceans.
Sitting within the popular New Princess Street Business Park, the modern industrial unit / warehouse property also benefits from a single storey office space and secure yard facility. Boasting a prominent position adjacent to the M621 motorway and close to Leeds city centre, the new space is in a prime location for the storage and distribution of fresh milk, groceries, and household products to the local community in West Yorkshire.
Remarking on the recent move, Ryan Short, chief operating officer at Modern Milkman said:
“This new Leeds site will add to our ever-growing number of UK distribution facilities and is ideally based. The move will increase our ability to bring independently sourced groceries to households across the area via mobile technology — using ‘return and reuse’ packaging which allows us to combat food and plastic waste. We were assisted in the move by Nick Davies at Axis Property Consultancy.”
Tom Lamb, property manager, Towngate PLC added:
“We’re thrilled to welcome Modern Milkman to the unit at New Princess Street. The sustainable business model which the team works to, is highly commendable in helping to take action against both the economic and climate crises — safeguarding our planet for future generations. The Holbeck site should make the perfect home for the warehouse operation, and its prime positioning will be extremely beneficial when distributing supplies.”
Towngate were represented by Gent Visick, Leeds.