Amazon is planning to open a huge new warehouse in Bristol, England, next year, creating more than 1,000 jobs in the region
The Seattle-headquartered ecommerce company announced the news on Wednesday, saying it will look to hire operations managers and engineers, as well as HR and IT staff.
The warehouse will be based at Severn Beach, which is 17 miles north west of Bristol in West England.
“We are very excited to expand our network into Bristol, which will in total create more than 1,000 new permanent roles with competitive wages and comprehensive benefits starting on day one,” said Stefano Perego, Amazon’s director of UK customer fulfilment, in a statement.
Perego added: “There are several factors we consider when deciding on where to place a new fulfilment centre, and Bristol offers fantastic infrastructure and talented local people who we look forward to joining the Amazon team.”
Amazon currently has 13 other warehouses in the UK located in Daventry, Doncaster, Coalville, Dunfermline, Dunstable, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Rugeley, and Swansea Bay.
The company says it has invested £6.4 billion into its UK operations since 2010, with money going towards research and development, a new head office in London, and several new warehouses.
Amazon said its UK workforce will be 24,000 by the end of this year.