Healthcare provider invests in Castle Donington with new HQ

Mediq's new UK headquarters

Healthcare provider Mediq has chosen Castle Donington for its UK headquarters.

The Netherlands headquartered firm – which operates across 14 European countries – has created its largest site to date as it builds its presence in the UK market.

The 280,000 sq ft facility at East Midlands Distribution Centre will be used for medical healthcare distribution supply.

The new facility was built to a cost of £30m, which includes a £6m fit-out.

Mediq UK officially launched in September following the unification by acquisition of H&R Healthcare, Bunzl Healthcare, and 365 Healthcare. The group employs 415 people in the UK and 3,000 globally.

Mediq UK currently operates from several sites around the country, including at Coalville, but will centre UK operations on Castle Donington over coming months. Smaller distribution sites will remain as regional hubs.

Richard Cornwell, managing director, Mediq UK, said: “Castle Donington is another milestone in the growth of our UK business and Mediq’s overarching strategy of developing exceptional healthcare solutions for our customers.

“By investing in our largest site yet – and transforming our processes – we are supporting suppliers and reducing procurement costs for customers including NHS England and a host of other public and private healthcare providers.

“We are committed to upgrading warehouse and traffic management systems and optimising our operations for swift and accurate deliveries.

“This is a further demonstration of our commitment to reducing inequalities in health outcomes and improving consistency in both the primary and secondary care markets.”

The Castle Donington site, which has 30 loading bays and parking for 44 HGVs, was acquired and developed by Derbyshire-based Clowes Developments.

It has had material handling equipment and racking supplied and installed by Milton Keynes-based Jungheinrich.