Dedicated parcel company, Evri (formerly Hermes UK), is opening a new distribution depot near Gatwick airport at Manor Royal, Crawley Business Quarter, Crawley. At 81,671ft2, the new warehouse will almost double the size of the existing depot, and the new site will be operational later in 2022.
The facility will be able to handle more than 200,000 parcels each day, which is twice as many as its previous site in the area, with the capability to operate 24/7 if required. It forms part of the ongoing investment programme by Evri to expand its capacity to meet the huge demand created by people shopping at home during the pandemic and the continuing growth in the sector.
To support Evri’s ESG commitments, the new depot comes complete with EV charging as Evri now has 30% electric vehicle ParcelShop fleet, LED lighting on sensors throughout, rainwater harvesting, low-carbon heating, solar panels and is built to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certified specifications.
“We are all very excited here in Gatwick to be moving into our new home,” commented Steve Appleton, Depot General Manager, Evri. “It shows the faith the business has in Team Gatwick to deliver a world-class service from this world-class facility.”
“It has been fantastic to work with Evri on this project and we were privileged to assist their expansion and continued growth in the UK,” added Egor Shestakov, Sixpenny Group. “Covid created many obstacles during the development but we were committed to our partners and made sure we did everything we could to secure their new site.
“Along with our development partners Arcus-PCD, the team have produced a best-in-class warehouse in the heart of Manor Royal. We are always striving to improve on our developments and this project is a great example of this.”