DPD UK has now completed construction of its new £100million hub facility located in Hinckley, Leicestershire. The company has said its completed construction ahead of its original schedule, meaning work is now underway in regards to interior fittings. The facility is said to be fully operational by September 2015.
Once open, the facility is expected to increase DPD’s handling capacity by more than 65%, which in turn is anticipated to introduce 1,000 permanent job roles. At 18,000 square metres in size, the new hub began development in July 2013. The new build features over 6,000 square metres of mezzanine space over two levels, creating 624 square metres of office dedicated space. DPD is to also include 470 metres worth in length of automated sorting systems on site.
Dwain McDonald, DPD UK’s CEO, commented: “This is…very significant for us. The building looks absolutely stunning and for it to be completed ahead of schedule is a credit to everyone involved. Hinckley gives us a significant scope to expand our capacity and allows us to stay one step ahead of the growth in the online parcel market and our competitors.” McDonald also added: “We’ve also opened 18 new depots around the country in the last two years, nine of them being purpose-built developments. As a result, we have been creating around 1,000 new jobs a year and 2015 will see us continue with that level of growth.”