Evri moves to larger depot in Tyneside to enable growth

courier in van placing parcel on seat

Monday 22nd January 2024: Evri, the UK’s biggest dedicated parcel delivery company has relocated to a larger site in Tyneside, approximately 4 miles from the original location. The move is part of a nationwide plan to facilitate future growth of parcel volume driven by continued growth of consumer demand for home delivery.

For more than 20 years, the Tyneside depot has been an integral part of the community and Evri’s operation in the North East. The enduring commitment is evident not only in the efficient parcel processing of thousands of parcels every day, but also the positive impact it has had on the local economy, with more than 180 people from the community working at the site.

As part of the move, Evri will be consolidating both its original site and its pop-up site into one large unit which has been refurbished based on Evri’s requirements. As part of the refurbishment, 8 new state-of-the-art docking areas have been added to ensure swift and seamless processing of parcels.

The new Tyneside depot, now spanning an expansive 149,000 sq. ft, which is approximately twice the size of the original site, reflects the remarkable growth within the business. The upgraded depot is now equipped to handle an impressive 50,000 additional parcels per day bringing the total capacity to 200,000 per day which demonstrates Evri’s commitment to meeting increasing demand. Evri has signed a lease for the site, committing to more than a decade ahead in the community.

All existing workers have moved to the new site and Evri expects to create new jobs at the site this year.

We are very excited to be moving into our new depot. We’ve got a great team here – some have worked here for decades – and provide a great service to the local community. We are very grateful all the team have moved with us - a big thank you to everyone who has helped make this happen.

Gary Chalk, Head of Depots (North), at Evri