Land acquired for shipping and logistics firm office scheme

Shipping and logistics company DFDS, which employs over 1,000 people on the Humber, has taken steps to create new offices by purchasing seven acres of land at the Pioneer Park development, in Stallingborough.

The business aims to create a modern building which will consolidate office-based staff from various sites across the Humber into one central location.

Fran Williams, DFDS HR director for the UK and Ireland, said: “We put people at the heart of everything we do and so it’s important we continually strive to offer our colleagues a high-quality working environment and a commercial building that showcases our business principles.

“The building will be much more energy efficient and less environmentally impactful than our existing facilities, and we hope to create a modern and collaborative environment to make working for DFDS even more attractive.

“We are now at an advanced phase with this project, and we are working with architects and designers to finalise the building concept and design.

“Incorporating green spaces, relaxation, and recreation areas, are examples of the features this building will have that differentiate it from our existing facilities.

“It will offer an environment that will allow us to attract some of the best talent from surrounding areas as well as helping us retain the highly skilled colleagues that we already have.”

Councillor Philip Jackson, leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, added: “This is great news and we’re really pleased to welcome DFDS to the Pioneer Park development having chosen North East Lincolnshire for their new office.

“We welcome the investment in our local economy which will support jobs and growth in the area.”

The new building will initially be home to a large proportion of DFDS office-based employees and will have space for the company to expand when needed.

The people employed by DFDS on the Humber includes office staff alongside those working in the company’s terminal, warehouses, cold stores and trucks.