Knowing fully well that there’s no way you can dominate eCommerce without making your presence felt everywhere in the world, Amazon are working on as many fulfilment centres as they can.
As their pursuit of expansion in the UK continues, Amazon are building new multilevel fulfilment centres in the West Midlands and the North East of England to address customers’ increasing demand for faster delivery.
Property Week reported that the online retail giant’s new warehouses will occupy 2.2 million square feet of space and have four storeys, similar to their facilities at the London Distribution Park in Essex and Central Park in Bristol.
The one in Essex is far and away the largest and tallest warehouse—towering 70 feet high—in the country.
Amazon have had talks with property developers earlier this year because they’d rather work with them than build their own distribution facilities, just as they did in Bristol.
The company’s rapid growth in the UK is clearly reflected in the vast amounts of land they have procured in such a short time.
Last year, they bought a 4 million square foot warehouse space which was enough to cover 63 football pitches throughout the year, according to property firm Savills.
On the whole, the total space occupied by Amazon distribution centres has reached nearly 20 million square feet.
Now isn’t this good news, especially if you’ve got customers who live where Amazon’s fulfilment centres are located or set to rise?
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