Thursday 29th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Amazon plans to double capacity at Rugeley DC

Amazon has submitted a planning application to Cannock Chase Council to expand its 700,000 sq ft fulfilment centre in Rugeley.

The expansion would create 350 new permanent jobs at the Towers Business Park centre. The centre currently employs 600 people.

The interior of the building will be reconfigured to double its capacity.

The planning application also seeks permission to create a new entrance to the building and construct a new roundabout within the site to enhance traffic flow in and out of the centre. Additional car parking spaces are also proposed, plus a new bus stop on site.

Amazon opened the Rugeley fulfilment centre in September 2011.

“Amazon’s proposal to invest further in Rugeley is to be warmly welcomed, together with the new jobs that would be created. This shows that Cannock Chase is an attractive place to invest and create jobs for local people,” said Councillor George Adamson, leader of Cannock Chase Council.

Amazon expects to create around 2,500 seasonal roles at its Rugeley centre this Christmas.