Lego Systems, maker of the popular, brightly colored children’s toys, is expanding its North American distribution center in the Alliance Global Logistics Hub in north Fort Worth by moving to a larger building down the street from its current location.
Hillwood, Alliance’s developer, said Monday that Lego will lease an additional 193,500 square feet, for a total of about 596,000, in Alliance Gateway 60, 300 Freedom Drive.
The building is in the Roanoke section.
The additional space is needed because the company is “growing at a very quick pace,” Lego spokeswoman Julie Stern said.
The company hasn’t decided whether it will add jobs with the move, Stern said. She did not have a current employment number for the Alliance facility.
Lego, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark, opened its Alliance distribution center in 2006. The center is managed by Exel Inc., a third-party logistics company.
Hillwood, a Perot company, ranks among the top commercial real estate developers in the country and among the top residential developers in Dallas-Fort Worth. The Alliance Global Logistics Hub is part of its 17,000-acre Alliance development.
Exel was represented by Dan Cook with Cushman & Wakefield. Hillwood was represented in-house by Tony Creme.
Several other companies have also been expanding their Alliance locations, most recently LG Electronics, ATC Logistics and Bell Helicopter.