Green light for Co-op’s new distribution centre

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, UK: Planning consent has been given for Co-op’s new 661,000 sq ft frozen, chilled and ambient distribution centre in Bedfordshire.

The Co-op is investing over £30 million on the new site which is expected to be fully operational by the beginning of 2022.

Contracts were originally exchanged between db Symmetry and Co-op in November 2018, conditional on full planning consent. Co-op has secured a 20-year lease on the site.

Andy Perry, supply chain & logistics director, Co-op, said: “The infrastructure and site selection will deliver greater agility, scale and efficiency – improving service and availability at existing stores while building capacity to support our store investment programme and ambitions for continued growth.

“The new site will provide greater scale while future-proofing our operations. The move will reduce road miles and overall supply chain costs while supporting our new and existing stores in the South and South East of England by having more of our products closer to our members and customers and the communities in which they live and work.”

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