Amazon distribution centre to create up to 2,000 jobs

E-commerce giant, Amazon, has confirmed that up to 2,000 jobs will be created at a distribution centre which it will have built in East Yorkshire.

Construction on the facility at Melton West Business Park, near North Ferriby, is scheduled to begin next year.

Plans for the building secured consent in December 2021, despite more than 1,300 objections. The centre will be located next to Amazon’s existing delivery station, which is off Brickyard Lane.

An Amazon spokesman said the site would have modern robotics to “improve delivery processes, increase operational efficiency and safety”.

He added: “We’re excited about the development and look forward to sharing more details in the future.”

Dominic Gibbons, managing director of Wykeland Group, owner and developer of Melton West business park, said: “We’re pleased Amazon has announced that this development will soon enter the construction phase.

“Having successfully steered the project through planning, we concluded the sale of the site to Amazon 18 months ago. The development will now be delivered, bringing very significant economic benefits to the region.

“The Amazon retail fulfilment centre will be the latest in a series of major developments at Melton West and underlines the significance of the business park as a driver of economic growth.

“It also further validates the very significant long-term investments we have made in infrastructure at and around the business park that have made developments of this scale possible.”