Adelie Foods Group is to lease a 100,000sq ft distribution site in Heathrow in a bid to expand capacity.

The food-to-go giant will use the building to extend its national distribution network in response to demand.

The centre, at Prologis Park, Heathrow, has been leased from the real estate provider Prologis, which completed the build at the end of 2014.

Rick Kovac, supply chain director at Adelie Foods Group, said: “We are delighted to have secured this new facility, which affords us significant extra capacity in such a great location.

“The new building gives us the scope to further develop our own and our third-party distribution model and, importantly, also enables us to create a much better working environment for the team.”

Adelie currently supplies the retail, coffee shop, travel and contract catering sectors with a wide range of food-to-go products.

The firm was acquired by the European arm of global private equity firm H.I.G Capital earlier this month and expects to reach a turnover of nearly £300m in the current financial year.

It also owns the URBAN eat brand, which announced a new ‘eat well’ range this week.