Fit-out of Royal Mail Warrington hub begins

Royal Mail has begun the technical fit-out of its new Warrington 32,000 square metre fully automated parcel hub, set for completion in 2023.

The new hub is being built as part of Royal Mail’s expansion of its parcel strategy. This will include a two delivery daily routine.

The Warrington hub will be able to process more than 600,000 parcels per day and employ 370 staff.

At the same time Royal Mail has indicated plans to relocate some of its operations at the North West DC in Mill Lane to the new site.

“This significant commitment to the North West is just one example of how Royal Mail is changing to drive e-commerce growth across the UK. This new site – the first of three parcel hubs to be announced – alongside initiatives like accepting e-retail parcels into our network late in the evening, will help us to meet growing demand for next day delivery,” said Royal Mail national operations director Simon Barker.

“We are talking to our people who work in and around Warrington and our unions about our proposals for the new site. We want to fully involve them in shaping our operations in the North West and helping us to safeguard high quality employment opportunities in our business.”

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