Yorkshire law firm Gordons has advised online home electricals retailer AO on two new distribution and logistics hubs at Redhill Business Park in Stafford and G-Park in Stoke totalling 390,000 sq ft.

These latest deals mean the firm has successfully advised AO on three property negotiations in the last four months to secure a combined total of 500,000 sq ft of additional warehouse and distribution space for the company.

The first of the three deals saw Gordons support AO in obtaining the lease for a 110,000 sq ft distribution centre in Crewe, which will help create 250 jobs.

AO’s requirements for a 115,000 sq ft warehouse in Stafford and a 275,000 sq ft warehouse in Stoke are due to the continued shift from high street retail to online for home electricals products which started during the Covid-19 lockdown.

David Ashwell, managing director of AO Logistics, said: "We’ve been quick to adapt to meet increased customer demand and we’re investing in the future, adding more space and hundreds of new, quality jobs.

“We’ve proudly provided a lifeline to customers during Covid and a safe working environment for our people. Sarah and her team at Gordons were instrumental in enabling us to achieve these objectives thanks to their fast, practical advice and in-depth understanding of our business.”

Gordons’ Sarah Ratcliffe added: “AO continues to react at speed and adapt to meet the rising demand for online shopping. It has been a pleasure to help the company with the expansion of its logistics services and play our part in its continued rapid growth in the online retail market.”