Young fashion etailer Missguided is to open a new head office and fulfilment centre in Manchester as it teams up with logistics partner Norbert Dentressangle.
The seven-year deal will see the transport and logistics company manage Missguided’s international orders as the business continues to expand globally, building on its current websites serving the UK, US, France and Australia.
Missguided will move to a new 45,000 sq ft office in Salford Quays later this year to allow for an increase in staff numbers, although it declined to say how many people it employs. The head office is currently located at Coronet Way in Manchester.
A new fulfilment facility, totalling one million sq ft, will be constructed near Salford Quays and will be five times the size of the current Missguided warehouse and head office. Work on the building will start in June this year and is expected to finish in April 2016.
The move will result in a split between the warehouse and office for the first time; however, staff will continue to work across both locations to maintain a “fully integrated operation”.
Norbert Dentressangle will take over responsibility for the warehouse, including the receipt of goods from Missguided’s suppliers, order picking, marshalling, packing, despatch and returns management.
Nitin Passi, managing director of Missguided, said: “The past few years have seen significant new resource join the team, and so it comes as no surprise that we have outgrown our current premises. We are glad to be staying close to our present location.”