Westcoast is to expand its operational capacity with the lease of a new 340,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility in Andover, Hampshire. The facility is due to become operational this year and will effectively double Westcoast’s UK warehouse space with capability to store over 60,000 locations. The new warehouse will add to existing facilities in Theale, Berkshire; Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire; Wilford, Nottinghamshire and St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
The move shows a confident business in a time of great uncertainty in the UK. “New space will allow us to manage whatever Brexit throws at us as well as build new services for some of the world’s greatest technology vendors and customers. It is an expansion plan that shows our industry and the whole country, that one of its greatest success stories is still investing locally and confident in its future place in the UK,” said Operations Director Andy Newberry.
Managing Director Alex Tatham, added: “This new facility demonstrates the level of confidence the board has in the business and its future growth in the UK as well as in exports, expansion businesses and services – some of which will be based in Andover.”