320,000 Sq Ft New Facility for Parcel giant Hermes in Yorkshire
Parcel delivery giant Hermes new parcel distribution facility in Barnsley is due to be completed in September 2022.
The facility will also be recruiting 1,400 full-time roles will include a general manager, operations managers, engineers, health and safety officers, planning managers, transport managers, warehouse operatives and administrators.
In addition, there will be about 300 temporary and part time roles available to support during busy periods.
Carl Lyon, chief operating officer at Hermes, said: “With one year to go until we open our newest and largest hub at Barnsley, we’re pleased to be able to confirm that we will be creating over 1,400 full time roles at all levels and continuing to take our environmental and community responsibilities seriously alongside other tenants on the site.
“This is a huge investment and priority for us as we respond to the ever-increasing demand for online shopping and strive to provide a service that doesn’t cost the earth.”
The 320,000 sq. ft hub, located on a 55-acre plot will have the capacity to process up to 1.3 million parcels daily.
Matt Gladstone, executive director for place at Barnsley Council, added: “We’re working closely with Hermes to maximise job and training opportunities for local people on this prime site next year.
“We’re taking full advantage of the sites potential in terms of partnership working to better the community, working with schools and local sports clubs, as well as for the environment with Hermes putting sustainability at the forefront of their operations.
“This investment is a further example that Barnsley is an excellent location for business and our award-winning support service in Enterprising Barnsley is there to help businesses thrive.”
Planning permission for a mixed-use development centred around the new Hermes parcel delivery depot was awarded in October 2020.