Wednesday, 08 May 2013
Charles Crossland, Managing Director, Goodman UK Logistics said: “DPD is one of the world’s largest parcel delivery specialists, and its decision to locate at Hinckley Commercial Park is testament to the quality of the site, transport connectivity and the available local workforce. DPD’s planned investment into this parcel hub will be considerable, and greatly benefit the local community and wider region.”
Dwain McDonald, DPD CEO, said; “It is very exciting to be able to announce our plans for the East Midland hub today. This is fantastic news for DPD, the region and our customers. The Hinckley site provides us with the optimum location in terms of motorway links for the whole of the UK and the new hub will give us the capacity, scale and flexibility to meet the future demands of our rapidly growing customer base.”
Councillor Stuart Bray, the Leader of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, said: "We welcome the jobs being brought to the area by Goodman and anticipate these being the first of many hundreds to come to the borough as a result of the council's regeneration programme."
"We have been working over the last few months with Goodman and the team from Geopost to facilitate this state-of-the-art facility on land allocated for new employment at Sketchley Brook. This will significantly contribute to the council’s regeneration plans for securing over £1bn investment in economic growth in the area over the next 10 to 15 years, creating jobs for local people. We look forward to future partnership working with Geopost to promote apprenticeship and secure the best possible opportunities for residents of the borough".
Goodman has invested £105 million into its 800 acre UK land bank to ensure that outline planning and infrastructure are in place and its sites are ready for construction. This unique offering dramatically reduces the time it takes to build fully operational logistics centres, a key concern for logistics customers.
Goodman has 14 strategically located sites across the UK market capable of delivering over 14 million sq ft of logistics space. Four of its UK sites can deliver facilities of over one million sq ft, and eight are capable of delivering over 500,000 sq ft of logistics space.