I’m pleased to let you know that we’ve just agreed plans to build a new £45m distribution depot in Biggleswade, located just off the A1 in Bedfordshire.
This will support our continued growth in London, the South and South East and give us extra capacity to move products through our current network.
The depot will be operated by Co-op and we hope to open our new 661,000 sq. ft. (the size of around 11 football pitches) in early 2022. When Biggleswade opens we will close our existing depot at Cardinal.
In the meantime, we’ll be opening up a temporary site in Wellingborough to support with capacity. We hope to have this ready for action early next year ahead of Summer 2019.
I’m really pleased that after a fantastic year of performance in Food and at peak delivering 11m cases a week, we can invest significantly to not only support our existing sites but fuel further growth.
Through a stronger network, we can be more confident that we’re giving our customers what they need every time they visit one of our shops.
We’ll keep you updated on our journey.
Director of Supply Chain and Logistics