Construction begins on Headlam’s Ipswich distribution centre
Construction work on Headlam’s regional distribution centre in Ipswich has begun.
The 190,000sqft centre, which will rehome the Faithfulls and Garrods (pictured) businesses located in nearby Hadleigh and support Headlam's customers throughout the South East of England, is expected to cost in the region of £26m and be operational for Easter 2020.
Originally the development was forecast to cost £13m and construction was originally planned to start early 2016, but this was delayed by planning issues and considering an alternative location.
With an eaves height of almost 56ft and 10.6million cubic feet of capacity, the state-of-the-art facility and substantial new warehousing will provide Faithfulls and the smaller Garrods with much increased capacity while also providing support to the wider Headlam network.
The centre, on a 14acre brownfield site on Harris Way, is also expected to create a significant number of additional jobs in the local area. Faithfulls and Garrods currently employ over 100 people, including those located at additional trade counter sites in Walthamstow and Dartford.