Posted on Thursday 21st January 2021
Approval of a £48million distribution base for national retailer Pets at Home in Stafford means more employment opportunities and will strengthen economic recovery, the county council’s deputy leader has said.
Pets at Home Redhill
Philip White, who is also cabinet member for economy and skills, said the creation of 1,200 jobs on the site at Redhill just north of the town, was a welcome boost with many people facing uncertainty due to the impact of the pandemic.
It follows the news that fashion retailer Asos is building its new distribution centre at Fradley Park, Lichfield, with the potential to create up to 2,000 jobs.
The approval of the Pets at Home centre is fantastic news for Stafford and the wider area. It will add to an already thriving commercial site with excellent connectivity positioned on the A34 and close to junction 14 of the M6. A development of this size will bring a mix of head office and warehouse positions so there will be good number of higher skilled roles created.
Logistics is a strong sector in Staffordshire due to our central location and available workforce. The county council continually works with a range of partners to ensure Staffordshire remains an attractive location to locate businesses of all sizes. Large developments like these also have a positive impact on supply and service businesses in the area.
As we move out of the pandemic later this year, it is hugely encouraging to know that there will be hundreds of available positions for Staffordshire people.”
The facility will include office space and 600 car parking spaces.