The biggest dedicated parcel delivery company in the UK, Evri, which has been formerly known as Hermes UK, has announced its plans to relocate the Newmarket depot to a site in Bury St Edmunds. Aiming to create over 50 new jobs in the area, this new facility is part of the company’s commitment to continuing to invest in its infrastructure to ensure it is able to support the growth of online shopping.
Located in the Suffolk Logistics Park to better serve the local area, the new 77,000 sq ft facility will start being operational later this month. The depot is double the size of the Newmarket location providing an increase in capacity from 120,000 to 180,000 per day, to support the business’ expansion strategy. Evri have worked with the developer from the initial design stage allowing them to create a purpose-built warehouse that meets all of their operational requirements.
“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,” said Nora Kiss-Burrows, Depot General Manager at the new Bury St Edmunds site.
The new jobs created by Evri at the depot include warehouse operatives, van drivers, HGV drivers and a number of management roles, with 95% of existing permanent workers moving to the new site. Moreover, to support Evri’s ESG commitments the new depot comes complete with an EPC A rating and is built to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certified specifications.