Tesco has announced that construction of a new 122,082sq ft warehouse in Erith has started. The new warehouse is due to open in October 2013 and will fulfil online grocery orders in the Greater London area, becoming the sixth Tesco dot.com warehouse in the UK.
Tesco opened its first dot.com only warehouse in Croydon, South London, in 2006 and has since opened dot.com warehouses at Aylesford (Kent), Greenford (Middlesex) and most recently Enfield (Hertfordshire), with another due to open in Crawley early in 2013.
Tesco head of distribution acquisition Paul Bench said: “This is a vital part of the physical infrastructure to support the growth of our online business. The facility at Erith will be the most automated dot.com warehouse to date meaning that staff will be able to fulfil a higher number of orders more quickly and efficiently than ever before. Not only will it enable us to meet demand in the London area, it will allow us to further drive growth in the online business.”