Amazon announces a new delivery station in Houghton Regis

Amazon is to start work on the development of a new site at Thorn Road, Houghton Regis. The site will enhance its delivery and seller services, creating over 60 permanent jobs in addition to hundreds of driver opportunities for Amazon Logistics’ delivery service partners and Amazon Flex delivery partners.

The 10,700 square metre building for Amazon Logistics is expected to be fully operational this summer and will serve customers based in the South West Bedfordshire area. 

As well as creating more than 60 permanent jobs, there will be driver opportunities for Amazon Logistics’ delivery service partners and Amazon Flex delivery partners. Delivery stations power the last mile of Amazon's order process and help speed up deliveries for its customers.  Packages are shipped to a delivery station from neighbouring Amazon fulfilment and sortation centres, loaded into delivery vehicles and delivered to customers. 

South West Bedfordshire MP, Andrew Selous, said: “I am delighted that 60 permanent jobs are being created in my constituency as well as more work for delivery drivers. Job creation is absolutely vital as we emerge from the pandemic.”

The site consists of two main elements, a warehouse and office component and then a separate multi-storey van storage structure (MSVSS).  A  canopy to the southern elevation of the main building provides some weather protection for delivery vehicles (Planning Statement). The site is on the southern side of Thorn Road, the northern side has residential units under construction.



Amazon is also offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex. To learn more, visit www.logistics.amazon.co.uk and flex.amazon.co.uk

Kerry-Anne Lawlor, Country Director for Amazon Logistics, said, “We are excited to continue to invest in the Houghton Regis and Dunstable area with a new delivery station that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create new jobs for the talented workforce.”

  •  Amazon employees receive competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Pay starts at £9.70 per hour and employees are offered a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical insurance, life assurance, income protection, subsidised meals and an employee discount – which combined are worth more than £700 annually – as well as a company pension plan.
  • Amazon offers employees Career Choice, an innovative programme that pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in high-demand fields, up to £8,000 over four years, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
  • Amazon prioritises the safety and health of our people above all else, and we invested more than $10 billion globally to help keep our people safe and deliver products to customers throughout 2020. We implemented more than 150 significant process enhancements in our operations, from deep cleaning of our facilities to processes that allow for effective social distancing and more.

To find out more about the job opportunities visit www.amazon.jobs



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