Evri opens new Gatwick depot and donates 2k to support local charity

Photo of a courier next to white van approaching house with parcel

Evri (formerly Hermes UK), the UK’s largest dedicated parcel company has donated 2K to St Catherine’s Hospice to support the local community following the opening of its new 81,671sq ft distribution depot near Gatwick airport at Manor Royal, Crawley.

Prior to opening, the site had been put to good use, supporting Vodaphone with a photography project. Vodaphone needed a new clean and modern distribution centre, and their new Gatwick site was perfect.

 As part of this support Evri received 2K location fee which they have donated to St Catherine’s Hospice who provide expert care for terminally ill people in Sussex and East Surrey, when and where they need it most.

“ We aspire to a world where everyone can face death informed, supported and pain free. Last year we helped over 2000 people, we try and create caring, friendly and happy atmosphere in very difficult circumstances. This care and support is only possibly through generous donations such as this.”

St. Catherines Hospice Spokesperson

“ Of course we’re incredibly excited to be opening our new facility, we’ll be able to handle 200k parcels each day, double our previous capacity. We're also really pleased to be able to support the local community and donate to this crucial cause, a short distance from our site."

Evri Spokesperson

As well as the increased capacity, the new depot comes complete with EV charging as Evri now has 30% electric vehicle ParcelShop fleet, LED lighting on sensors throughout, rainwater harvesting, low carbon heating, solar panels and is built to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certified specifications.