It was announced in April that Huboo, a UK ‘fulfilment provider’, was building the 106,000 square foot warehouse in St Modwen Park.
And today the ribbon was officially cut.
The warehouse will bring more than 400 jobs to the area, according to the developers.
It comes as Huboo has seen a rapid increase in demand for its services following a surge in eCommerce.
As a result, the business now employs almost 700 people and has shipped more than nine million products in the last 12 months alone.
Hubloo said: “Becoming Huboo’s largest facility to date – double the size of any of its existing warehouses in the UK – the space will enable the business to effectively implement its unique micro-hub model which enables online retailers of all sizes to access an end-to-end fulfilment operation within minutes.
“It also utilises software to drive a smarter, more efficient and human-centric warehouse.”
St. Modwen Park Chippenham includes BREEAM Excellent standard and EPC A rated buildings, as well as electric vehicle charging points which are provided for employee use. The wider park includes a trim trail around the full perimeter of the site, complete with fitness equipment, and benches with solar-powered charging points. Biodiversity across the park has also been fully considered and enhanced.
Polly Troughton, Managing Director at St. Modwen Logistics, said: “Our aim is to provide our customers with the space and support they need to succeed, and, thanks to its location within the South-West’s established logistics triangle, Chippenham is ideally placed for Huboo to support its customers and the increased demand for e-commerce services.”
“Our parks are built to the St. Modwen Swan Standard which offers Huboo a wide range of sustainability features, as standard. In addition, the wider park environment with its fitness trail, green spaces and outdoor seating areas will provide Huboo’s employees with a great place to work, whilst supporting biodiversity.”
“We’re thrilled to be welcoming Huboo to St. Modwen Park Chippenham and providing the business with the space it needs to facilitate its growth and bring new jobs and investment into the area.”
Allan Blakeley, Chief Operating Officer at Huboo, added: “We chose this as our ideal location because of its strong transport links to a host of major UK cities and ports.
“Our UK growth trajectory is a vital part of our strategic plans, and our new sustainable warehouse will create a wide range of new job opportunities and offer our employees a full range of wellbeing facilities.”