UK Mail Group has been given the green light to develop its new hub in Coventry, following its agreement with the DfT earlier this month.

The operator today revealed that it has received planning permission for the 200,000ft² development. It will replace its current national hub in Birmingham, which lies on the route of the government’s HS2 plans.

Construction is scheduled to commence in early 2014, and UK Mail hopes to begin moving into the site in spring 2015.

In November, UK Mail posted a 63% increase in pre-tax profit and an 8% rise in turnover for the first half of this year.