Monday, February 18, 2019

Amazon to double size of UK fulfilment centre


Online giant Amazon could create 350 permanent jobs at its fulfilment centre in Rugeley in Staffordshire as it continues to invest into its UK operations.

The retailer has applied for planning permission to double capacity at Rudgely and plans to reconfigure the interior of the building.

Plans include to create a new entrance to the building and to construct a new roundabout within the site to improve traffic flow. Additional car parking spaces and a new bus stop are also planned.

The Rudgely facility, the size of nine football pitches, opened in September 2011 and currently employs over 600 permanent staff.

Amazon has invested over £1bn into its UK operations and will open another three warehouses over the next two years and create 2,000 more jobs.

Councillor George Adamson, leader of Cannock Chase Council, said: “Amazon‘s proposal to invest further in Rugeley is to be warmly welcomed, together with the new jobs that would be created. This shows that Cannock Chase is an attractive place to invest and create jobs for local people.”


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