Evri is relocating its Newmarket depot to a site in Bury St Edmunds, creating over 50 new jobs in the area.
Formerly known as Hermes, the parcel company said the move formed part of its commitment to investing in infrastructure to support the growth of online shopping. It said the new facility would be operational by the end of this month.
The 77,000 sq ft site is on the Suffolk Logistics Park and is double the size of the Newmarket location, providing an increase in capacity from 120,000 to 180,000 parcels per day.
Evri has worked with the developer from the initial design stage, saying this had allowed it to create a purpose-built warehouse that meets all its operational requirements.
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To support Evri’s ESG commitments the new depot comes complete with an EPC A rating and is built to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certified specifications. The new jobs at the location include warehouse operatives, van drivers, HGV drivers and a number of management roles. 95% of existing permanent workers will move to the new site.
Nora Kiss-Burrows, depot general manager at the Bury St Edmunds site, said: “We are extremely excited to be opening our new depot in Bury St Edmunds. The site will allow us to process more efficiently and provide the team with an outstanding work environment. This exciting new depot will also provide new jobs into the surrounding Bury St Edmunds area in addition to moving the vast majority of our existing staff across from Newmarket.”