Amazon has signed a lease on a new DC in Dunstable. The online retail giant will rent 310,000ft² of space from Prologis in Prologis Park Dunstable, which will be operational by autumn, according to the owner. It is thought the new centre will create 500 jobs in the local area. This is the fourth centre Amazon has rented from Prologis in the UK, with others in Peterborough, Marston Gate and Hemel Hempstead. Andrew Griffiths, MD of Prologis UK, said: “Prologis […]
Whether they have been forced to consider second-hand space because of a lack of new buildings or prefer it for cost reasons, occupiers have become used to a wide choice of warehouses. Now, however, they are facing a reduced supply.
Cambridge-based Welch’s Transport has won a three year extension to its contract with Paperchase. The firm, which began working for the stationery, cards and gift-wrap manufacturer in 2007, makes collections from the Paperchase’s Thrapston, Northamptonshire DC and delivers to around 120 outlets. Welch’s sales and marketing manager Mike Bentham said the contract win demonstrated the firm’s “consistently high-quality service delivery”, adding that this had “helped beat off a number of eager rivals” for the new business. The contract involves deliveries […]
The government has given the greenlight to a supply chain operatives apprenticeship just days after it rejected the HGV driver apprenticeship.