John Lewis has announced that it will open a new customer delivery hub in Leeds. John Lewis has signed a 20 year lease on a 50,500 square foot distribution warehouse. The customer delivery hub will fulfil orders from the John Lewis store in York, and the new store in Leeds which is planned for 2016.
Mark Robinson, director customer delivery operations at John Lewis, said: “I’m delighted that we will be opening a new customer delivery hub in the Leeds area. This will allow us to successfully support our customers in the Leeds catchment and surrounding areas with the wide range of delivery, installation and assembly services we have on offer for our customers.”
Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council with responsibility for economic development said: “We are delighted John Lewis has chosen the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone to locate its distribution centre, ahead of the opening of their new store as part of the Victoria Gate development next year. Logic Leeds is a key site within the Enterprise Zone which offers unparalleled advantages in terms of scale, transport infrastructure and its proximity to Leeds city centre. I am sure John Lewis will find it an ideal location for their long term future in the region.”
Work will start on site shortly, with completion scheduled for spring next year.
Apex Insight recently published a report covering e-fulfilment in the UK: UK e-fulfilment: Market Insight Report 2015