Evri (formerly Hermes UK), the UK’s largest dedicated parcel company, is opening a new distribution depot near Gatwick airport at Manor Royal, Crawley Business Quarter, Crawley. At 81,671sq ft, the new warehouse will almost double the size of the existing depot. This new site will be operational later in 2022.
The new facility will be able to handle over 200K parcels each day, over double as many as its previous site in the area, with the ability 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.
Steve Appleton, Depot General Manager, Evri, said, “We are all very excited here in Gatwick to be moving into our new home. It shows the faith the business has in Team Gatwick to deliver a world class service from this world class facility. We are all very grateful for this opportunity and would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen.”
Egor Shestakov, Sixpenny Group said, “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. 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.”