- 6 September 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
Leading UK parcel locker network InPost has announced its first commercial real estate partnership with The Derwent Group. InPost parcel lockers will be installed in its shopping centres and retail park sites across the North of England.
The InPost/Derwent Group deal takes advantage of the easing off of movement restrictions for the public after the latest wave of the pandemic, as more and more people go back to high street shops.
Liverpool Shopping Park and the White City Retail Park in Old Trafford are amongst the more prominent sites. They will serve the surrounding communities by offering convenient parcel lockers, reducing the amount of vans on the road and therefore pollution. InPost claim that this could reduce CO2 emissions for parcel deliveries in the area by as much as two-thirds.
Jason Tavaria, CEO at InPost UK, said: “Our partnership with The Derwent Group marks another significant milestone for our rollout of lockers in the north of England. With life returning to normal, the introduction of lockers to The Derwent Group’s sites will provide local communities with genuine convenience — offering the population a really easy way to collect deliveries and return items as part of their daily shopping trips or when popping out for lunch when at work. And by taking vans off the roads, they will reduce last mile deliveries locally and help to create greener communities.”
Peter Gilliland, head of property management, The Derwent Group, added: “Introducing InPost UK lockers to our schemes enables us to further serve our local communities by offering people a complementary service that is a genuinely convenient, and easily accessible way to collect deliveries and return items 24/7 as part of their existing daily routines. Lockers also have a key role to play in creating greener communities by reducing last mile journeys and emissions — with the potential to lower CO2 emissions by two thirds compared to home deliveries in urban areas and reduce local congestion significantly. We are looking forward to working with InPost UK across our retail and business parks.”