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DPD invests in new purpose-built Distribution Centre in Nottingham

Up to 209 new jobs expected to be created at Blenheim Park Road facility.

The UK's favourite parcel delivery company, DPD, has relocated its Nottingham depot to a new 60,000 sq ft state-of-the-art Distribution Centre (DC) at Blenheim Park Road.  The new, purpose-built facility is part of DPD's ongoing investment programme to expand network capacity and improve efficiency.

The new facility will cover a more optimum delivery area, accommodating 133 new delivery routes and ensure the operation can handle the parcel volume growth predicted in the area through to 2025.

In addition to staff moving across from DPD's old Dabell Avenue site, up to 209 new jobs will be created when the new DC is fully operational.  The new jobs will be in a range of roles including drivers, operations and warehousing.

The investment in the new Nottingham DC follows a period of sustained growth, with DPD experiencing double digit annual parcel volume increases for a number of years.  The new facility expands the DPD network as demand for the company's market leading services continues to grow.

The firm recently reported a 40% year on year increase in weekend parcel volumes, while the unique Your DPD app, which enables consumers to personalise their DPD experience, now has close to 3 million users in the UK.

Dwain McDonald, CEO of DPD commented,

"I'm delighted to announce the opening of our new Nottingham Distribution Centre, it will enable us to increase our capacity and help ensure we continue to maintain the high level of services our customers have come to expect from us.

"Investment in new larger, purpose-built facilities make a huge difference to our operational efficiency and, the new Blenheim Park Road site will give us room to carry on growing as demand for our market leading services continues to grow.

"Our business has grown rapidly in the last few years due to the popularity of our innovative services which put consumers in control of their own delivery.  This new Nottingham site is the latest in our ongoing investment in our infrastructure and will help us continue to deliver a first-class service to businesses, online retailers and their customers for years to come." 

Blenheim Park is owned by Wilson Bowden.  JLL and FHP were the joint agents for Blenheim Park and the contractor was G F Tomlinson Group Ltd.

Commenting on the opening of the new DC, Henry Henson, Development Manager at Wilson Bowden said, "We're pleased to be finally welcoming DPD to our Blenheim Park site, following 12 months of working closely to create this purpose-built facility, designed to their requirements. The site helps to secure their future in the area and create continued employment for the community, demonstrating the attraction of this well connected employment park with access to a strong labour supply."

The new DC is located at Unit 1, Blenheim Park Road, Nottingham, NG6 8YP. 

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