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James and James Fulfilment accelerates growth with Liberty 196 move

25 May 2020

James and James has signed a 10-year lease on Liberty 196 – a new facility on Brackmills Industrial Estate in Northampton, UK.

Liberty 196 is set to become operational in late July, following a fit out by Prologis and James and James, to include racking and employee welfare facilities. Construction of a mezzanine level will begin in 2021, creating an operational space of 600,000 sq ft – six times the size of the company’s current UK fulfilment centre, also on Brackmills.

James and James will run the two locations in parallel, before moving fully to Liberty 196 in 2021. With considerably more loading bays and parking for both cars and cycles, the new facility will not only provide additional space, but enable James and James to increase operational efficiencies and headcount, and implement a new green travel plan.

We’ve been nearing capacity at our current site for some time. But with the current crisis creating additional demand for our services – and social distancing – the need to expand has become more pressing. Liberty 196 is an impressive facility and we’re excited to move in, to unlock the next phase of our growth.”
James Hyde, CEO & Co-Founder
James and James Fulfilment

The move follows an £11million investment in James and James in March 2020, by private equity firm LDC – part of Lloyds Banking Group.