News Article | 5/25/2010

Lego distribution center moving to larger building at Alliance


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.