An artist's impression of the expanded warehouse.
Chloe Shakesby

Digital lifestyle retailer set to create up to 100 jobs with London operations expansion

A digital lifestyle brand has announced that it is creating up to 100 jobs as it expands its London warehousing operations.

MADE.COM, which specialises in home products, is set to develop an additional 350,000 sq ft warehouse at DP World’s London Gateway Logistics Park in Tilbury, where it already occupies 225,000 sq ft.

The company said that the expansion is part of its long-term strategy to grow sustainably by investing in “operational excellence”.

The development, which will be completed in April 2022, is expected to create up to 100 new jobs across warehouse operative and administrative roles.

Nicola Thompson, chief operating officer at MADE.COM, commented: “We are thrilled to expand our warehousing operations at London Gateway as we respond to continued growth in customer demand for our exclusive designs.

“Combined with our innovative ‘just in time’ supply chain model, this expansion of our warehousing facility in Tilbury is an exciting step towards achieving our long-term strategy to grow the business sustainably, as we continue to invest in operational efficiency and become the design destination for digital natives.”

Oliver Treneman, park development director at DP World in the UK, said: “We are delighted that MADE will be expanding its distribution facility at our Logistics Park – the biggest of its kind in Europe – and taking advantage of the land we currently have available for development.

“Over the past decade, DP World has invested nearly £2bn in the UK to create the right trading infrastructure and smart logistical solutions, so we can provide our customers with fast, reliable and flexible links to international supply chains and markets.

“When MADE first approached us, they were a young and dynamic new entrant to the market and the ability to scale up was a key consideration for them - we have demonstrated both a flexible approach and that we are able to deliver.

“As the economy grows and consumers purchase more goods online, businesses increasingly need smarter logistics solutions to serve their customers.

“By providing the ability for occupiers to expand we are supporting businesses with the scalability they need to grow in tandem with our rapidly expanding Logistics Park.”

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