Ocado and Marks & Spencer’s new joint vneutre is to take a 304,335 sq ft East London customer fulfilment centre at Purfleet.
The deal with landlord Segro with Ocado’s fifth, and will sit on a 19-acre site close to the A13 and M25.
Ocado employs a hub and spoke operating model, where Customer Fulfilment Centres are the hubs from where customer orders are fulfilled, and local spokes are from where the majority of customer orders are delivered. SEGRO Logistics Park Purfleet is the second Ocado facility in SEGRO’s portfolio, joining the 68,000 sq ft spoke at the Origin development in Park Royal.
The unit at SEGRO Logistics Park Purfleet will combine the space, power and connectivity to house Ocado’s cutting-edge, robotic packing operation, along with a BREEAM Excellent sustainability rating. Work is due to begin on site later this month.