Amazon set for move to Lancashire Business Park

Global retail giant Amazon has agreed a deal to take a 168,000 sq ft space at Lancashire Business Park in Leyland.

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The company has confirmed that its new centre, off Centurion Way, Farington, will be open 'within weeks' and will directly employ 25 staff as well as work for  250 drivers across ten local firms.

It is expected that the online retailer will use the unit at the 130-acre park which is owned and run by Lancashire County Developments on behalf of Lancashire County Council, for its logistics business.

Jennifer Mein, leader of Lancashire County Council, said: "This is a big name business looking to base some of their operations on our business park.

"Amazon coming here shows that we're providing the right conditions to attract new businesses, which creates new jobs in the area.

"We're working closely with our partners on the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal to open up new opportunities for business.

"This is an exciting time for the area with major investment and new developments, along with improvements to the road network that are making it easier for people to get around and encouraging economic growth." Amazon.com opened online in July 1995 and Amazon Logistics currently has 17 delivery stations in the UK