03. Juli 2013     Print Print 

Toys R Us chooses Gazeley as partner for the development of its logistic Campus

Logistic and service sector Campus
Gazeley announces the signing of an agreement with Toys R Us for the development of its French Campus. When completed, the retailer will have the benefit of all of its logistics activities and services gathered on a 13.5 ha plot of land at Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry with a new combined national distribution center and head office.

The 48.000 sq m distribution center will serve as Toys „Я“ Us national distribution centre and supply its entire French department store chain network also meeting the growing needs of the e-commerce department. It will consist of a large storage area and a cross-dock building.
The whole site will be equipped with a state of the art, fully automated conveyor system.

The building also includes 3 000 sq m of office space that will serve as the retailers head office and host all of the Group administrative services. It has been specifically designed to provide maximum comfort to Toys R Us teams, whilst at the same time also incorporating a range of environmentally efficient design features.

The Campus has also been designed with Toys „Я“ Us future expansion requirements in mind and has built in capacity for 12.000 sq m of additional storage.

Toys R Us chose to locate in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry (77) because of its strategic location. The 13,5 ha site is also situated is within the “ZAC de la Mare aux Loups”, the realization of which was attributed to the Aménagement 77 company by the Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry City.
Construction works are due to start in the 2nd quarter of 2014, with a handover scheduled in 2015. During the negotiations Toys „Я“ Us was advised by CBRE who were exclusive, retained agents.