Amazon.co.uk - A Successful Relocation
When online giant Amazon announced that it
would be creating over 1,000 jobs at a new distribution centre in
Neath Port Talbot, the Council and Welsh Government pulled out all
the stops to ensure there were no delays to Amazon's tight
It took just 22 days from the submission of
the planning application for approval to be granted and the whole
project from initial discussions to official opening took just 15
months, a remarkable achievement considering the scale of the
The 800,000sq ft centre - equivalent in size
to 10 football fields, involved the construction of a 75,000
square metre building, parking for 175 vehicles and the capacity
for up to 100 freight movements each day. The recent opening of the
centre has provided a massive boost to the area as it represents a
huge investment in terms of the number of jobs.
The complexity of the project and the speed at which it was handled
was recognised at the recent Insider Property Awards at which the
Council and the Welsh Government received the Deal
of the Year award.
“One of the major reasons we chose Swansea
Bay as a location was because of the pool of local talent we could
draw from, and it is fantastic that so many people from the area
are joining us”.
Chris Griner, Senior Operations