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1,200 jobs created with new Co-op depot in Bedfordshire

Up to 1,200 jobs are set to be created when a new Co-op depot opens in Bedfordshire. Credit: Co-operative Group

More than a thousand new jobs look set to be created in Bedfordshire.

The Co-op has unveiled plans for a £45 million distribution centre near the A1 at Biggleswade.

Work on the site is expected to start next year and the depot should be open by early 2022. It could create 1,200 jobs

“The new site will extend capacity across our logistics network. This will help stores to better serve communities and support our ambitious growth plans across London, the South and South East.

"This is an exciting development, we believe a strong Co-op can create stronger communities and the investment is indicative of both the performance of the Co-op and the delivery of our food strategy.”

– Jo Whitfield, Retail CEO, Co-op