Ocado to open Purfleet customer fulfilment centre

Ocado Retail is to open its 5th customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in Purfleet. The joint venture between Ocado and Marks & Spencer will be a 304,355 square foot unit in SEGRO Logistics Park.

The site, located just off the A13 is set to have building started later this month. This is the second such arrangement with SEGRO, a real estate investment trust with £11.7 billion worth of property in the UK and EU.

Ian Starling, group head of real estate at Ocado, said: “These are exciting times for Ocado.com, now a joint venture between Ocado Group and M&S, and this latest CFC will provide new capacity to bring an even better offer to UK customers.”

Alan Holland, business unit director, Greater London, at SEGRO, said that having helped Ocado establish facilities on the west side of London, it welcomed the opportunity to support the growth of its operations in the east of the capital.

“Ocado’s commitment to SEGRO Park Purfleet demonstrates a real positive momentum for investment, job creation and business growth in East London, and underlines the value of high-quality, sustainable, well-positioned industrial and logistical property along the A13 corridor,” Holland added.

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