Second Amazon logistics centre in County Durham is creating 1000's of new jobs

ReadyLet are pleased to announce more great news for County Durham! Amazon has built second logistics centre in the North East, creating thousands of jobs.


Darlington, County Durham.

The online retail giant has launched a recruitment drive to create more than 1,000 jobs for a new fulfilment centre in Darlington, County Durham.

Work has been under way for over a year at the massive 1.5m sq ft fulfilment and distribution centre and now the recruitment process has started.

“We are excited to start the New Year with a recruitment drive for 1,000 new permanent roles in Darlington, with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one,” said Stefano Perego, Amazon’s vice president of UK Customer Fulfilment.

“We are delighted to expand our operations in the North East with this new team playing a crucial role in delivering a first-rate level of service for our customers.”

Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington, said: “I welcome any new employer to Darlington but in the first week as MP for our town this is truly brilliant news, which deserves to be celebrated. Bringing jobs and investment to the Tees Valley is a key focus of mine and my new Conservative colleagues working hand in hand with Ben Houchen.”

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “My number one priority is always attracting the businesses and investment to the Tees Valley that will create the good quality well-paid jobs we all want to see come to our region and they don’t come much bigger than Amazon.

“Jobs are already open for application in HR, IT, finance, operations and engineering – just the sort of high-quality professional roles we want to see for the talented people in our area. I would encourage everyone to get applying for these exciting new roles now!

Heather Scott, leader of Darlington Borough Council, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Amazon to Darlington.

“The jobs, investment and ongoing economic benefits this development will bring can only be a good thing for Darlington. I am sure this is just the beginning of long and fruitful working relationship between Amazon and Darlington.”

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Bowburn, County Durham.

Now the company has swooped for a second site just up the road at the Integra 61 site near Durham, forward-funding an even larger logistics facility in a £147.3m deal which is set to be the biggest of its kind outside the South East.

The centre has the potential to create even more than the 3,000 jobs thought to be coming to Symmetry Park, although investors behind the scheme say it will have “high levels of automation”.

Tritax says the site has been let to a “financially robust world leading retailer”, which is believed to be Amazon.

The firm is poised to become the sole occupier of Integra 61, next to junction 61 on the A1(M), which is described in marketing materials as offering the “largest scale logistics and manufacturing development the North East has seen in a generation”.

The £147.3m deal was carried out in December and was the largest property transaction signed in the region last year. Tritax’s board announced it had completed contracts for the development of a new logistics fulfilment centre, which will include a state-of-the art facility with 1.99m sqft of floor space, with three mezzanine floors.

“The site has excellent road connectivity with direct access onto Junction 61 of the A1(M) and is also easily accessible by air or rail, being located close to Durham Tees Valley Airport, Newcastle International Airport and Durham railway station.

“The location is also near to the ports of Tees, Hartlepool, Sunderland and Tyne. The area benefits from an appropriately skilled and flexible labour supply within close proximity, which underpins the appeal of the area as an increasingly important UK distribution location.”

Jonathan Walker, assistant director of policy, North East England Chamber of Commerce said: “The level of investment by Amazon in our region is excellent news.

“It will create jobs and is a great show of confidence in, not just our skilled workforce, but the new business developments being created at present. The Amazon announcement really builds on the potential for growth in the North East.”

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Property Demand Increasing

ReadyLet have already seen interest from Amazon officials looking at the properties we have available to rent and we look forward to the increase in demand that the company will bring to the area.


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