M&S Neasden centre to close

Marks & Spencer is set to close its Neasden logistics facility, relocating the operations out of London.

M&S will cease operations at its Neasden distribution centre and transfer the work to other sites in the M&S network, including a new facility being built on a former Tesco site in Welham Green, near Hatfield, in Hertfordshire.

Gordon Mowat, Director of Clothing & Home Supply Chain & Logistics, said: “The decision to move operations from Neasden to other sites within our network is not one we have taken lightly, however it’s an important part of our transformation.”

The site in Neasden is operated by third-party logistics specialist XPO Logistics with transport operations at the site provided by DHL. Both XPO and DHL have now entered into a period of consultation with the 380 staff who work on site.

The changes are the latest in M&S’ strategic move to adopt a single-tier Clothing & Home distribution network. The network currently comprises of 19 distribution centres and warehouses, including large centres in Swindon, Castle Donington and Bradford.

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