Amazon to open new fulfilment centre next year in Bristol, UK


US-based online retailer Amazon has revealed its plans to open a new warehouse in Bristol, UK, next year.

Set to become the company’s 18th such facility in the country, the proposed warehouse is expected to create 1,000 jobs.

The retailer currently operates 13 fulfilment centres across the UK, with four new facilities set to open in Dunstable, Doncaster, Tilbury and Warrington by the end of the year.

"Bristol offers fantastic infrastructure and talented local people who we look forward to joining the Amazon team.”

Amazon UK customer fulfilment director Stefano Perego said: “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.

“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.”

Since 2010, the company has invested around £6.4bn into expanding fulfilment and logistics infrastructure, as well as its UK-based head office and research and development, in order to meet increasing customer demand.

In order to fill up roles at the facility, the company is planning to commence recruitment next year.

According to the company, personnel at the Bristol warehouse will receive wages starting at £7.65 an hour, with an opportunity to earn £8.15 an hour over the first two years.