Online grocer Ocado will soon be able to deliver to the south-west of England and the south of Wales after confirming a site near Bristol as the location for a new distribution centre.
Ocado is expected to sign for ownership of the site later this week before starting construction on a 40,000 sq ft ‘shed’ structure.
The distribution centre is expected to create 100 jobs once it is complete.
Andrew Bracey, Chief Financial Officer for Ocado, commented: “Our new distribution spoke site in the Bristol area will enable Ocado to service another 1.5 million households in Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and surrounding areas.
“It will bring approximately 100 jobs to the region and we expect to be operational in March of next year. We are delighted to be coming to the Bristol area.”
Previously Ocado only delivered to London and the south-east of England, the midlands, the north-west, and the majority of Yorkshire.
Earlier this month the grocer confirmed plans to build it second Customer Fulfilment Centre in Warwickshire allowing the company to extend its reach across Britain.
Charlotte Leslie, Conservative MP for Bristol North West, said: “At a time when things are sadly very difficult for local families and breadwinners, I’m delighted that an injection of new jobs is coming to the area.
“Despite the economic situation we find ourselves in, growth is coming from the business sector and I wish Ocado and new employees every success.”