Fast fashion brand to create 1,000 jobs in East Midlands

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Fast fashion giant Boohoo is set to create 1,000 jobs in the East Midlands after signing a deal for a new warehouse in Daventry.

The new warehouse is set to become operational in the second quarter of the firm’s financial year

Boohoo says it will invest £50m in the new long-lease facility, which will secure 500 jobs and create up to 1,000 more as capacity increases at the site.

A statement from the firm this morning said: “This site will support the group’s expansion and adds capacity in addition to its existing facilities in Burnley, Sheffield and Wellingborough. In aggregate, these sites will give the group net sales capacity in excess of £4 billion.”

The news follows Boohoo submitting plans for a new Leicester factory at Thurmaston Lane on the site for a former car showroom.

The retailer, which has spent the year facing allegations of poor pay and working conditions, will create 95 jobs in the city and revealing plans for a new office, warehouse, factory and an education hub which will offer industry-led programmes as well as a platform for local fashion students to show off their work.

The new facility, at 301 Thurmaston Lane, is being designed by Manchester firm architecture:m.