ASOS to employ 2,000 people at new Staffordshire warehouse
Online fashion retailer ASOS has unveiled plans to invest £90 million in a new state-of-the-art fulfilment centre in Lichfield. The facility will employ 2,000 people over the next three years.
Spanning 437,000 square feet, the AEW and Allianz Real Estate joint venture warehouse is situated at Fradley Park and will be operational within 12 months. There will then follow a gradual ramp up with the aim of meeting the capacity required for peak trade in 2023.
ASOS currently operates warehouses in Barnsley, Berlin and Atlanta.
Nick Beighton, chief executive of ASOS, said: “We’re thrilled to be laying down the foundations for our future growth in Lichfield. This significant investment in infrastructure and large-scale job creation is a reflection of the confidence ASOS has in its future and the quality of the skills and talent available in this well-placed location. When fully up and running in 2023, the site will support our ever-increasing customer demand and enable us to develop our offerings and delivery capabilities even further.”
Business Secretary Alok Sharma added: “ASOS is a great British success story at the heart of our vibrant fashion industry and I welcome their clear vote of confidence in our skilled workforce. This job-creating investment in Lichfield is exactly the type of long-term commitment we need from businesses as we build back better from the pandemic.”
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