Evri (formerly Hermes UK) is to relocate its Suffolk depot from Newmarket to a 77,000ft2 site in Bury St Edmunds that is double the size.
The site, located in the Suffolk Logistics Park, will be operational by October 2022. This move is expected to increase capacity from 120,000 to 180,000 parcels per day and create around 50 new jobs in the area. The new jobs at the location include warehouse operatives, van drivers, HGV drivers and a number of management roles, with 95% of existing permanent workers to move to the new site. To support Evri’s ESG commitments the depot comes complete with an EPC A rating and is built to BREEAM Excellent certified specifications.
Nora Kiss-Burrows, depot general manager at the new Bury St Edmunds site, said, “We are extremely excited to be opening our new depot in Bury St Edmunds. The site will allow us to process more efficiently and provide the team with an outstanding work environment. This exciting new depot will also provide new jobs into the surrounding Bury St Edmunds area in addition to moving the vast majority of our existing staff across from Newmarket.”