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3PL plans 125000 sq ft fulfillment centre

24 May 2021

Supply chain services and online fulfillment specialist, Walker Logistics, has been granted planning permission to build a new 125,000 sq ft warehouse on land adjacent to its existing 250,000 sq ft multi-user hub at Membury, Berkshire.

Construction is expected to start on the unit early in 2022 with the work projected to be complete by the end of next year.

William Walker, Walker Logistics’ managing director, commented: “Walker has reached an important stage in its development and the additional capacity allows us to keep pace with the ongoing growth in demand for our range of services.”

The multi-million pound development will bring state-of-the-art additional space to Walker, who reported a 317 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of e-commerce orders picked, packed and dispatched during the fourth quarter of 2020.

In addition to the new warehouse, the scheme - which will be on 5.5 hectares of greenfield land next to a disused airfield – will deliver office space and car parking as well as a museum that will mark the important role that the local area played during the Second World War.