Parcel locker specialist InPost has announced its first commercial real-estate partnership with The Derwent Group as it continues its expansion across the UK.
The new partnership will see InPost lockers installed at key locations across The Derwent Group’s portfolio, including a shopping center and retail park sites in the North of England.
Prominent locations include White City Retail Park in Old Trafford, Manchester, and Liverpool Shopping Park. According to InPost, the lockers will help to reduce last-mile deliveries locally and have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by two-thirds.
Jason Tavaria, CEO at InPost UK, said, “Our partnership with The Derwent Group marks another significant milestone for our rollout of lockers in the North of England. With life returning to normal, the introduction of lockers to The Derwent Group’s sites will provide local communities with genuine convenience, offering the population a really easy way to collect deliveries and return items as part of their daily shopping trips or when popping out for lunch when at work. And by taking vans off the roads, the lockers will reduce last-mile deliveries locally and help to create greener communities.”
Peter Gilliland, head of property management at The Derwent Group, added, “Introducing InPost UK lockers to our schemes enables us to further serve our local communities by offering people a complementary service that is a genuinely convenient, and easily accessible way to collect deliveries and return items 24/7 as part of their existing daily routines. Lockers also have a key role to play in creating greener communities by reducing last-mile journeys and emissions, with the potential to lower CO2 emissions by two-thirds compared with home deliveries in urban areas and significantly reduce local congestion. We are looking forward to working with InPost UK across our retail and business parks.”