Gousto to move to new £40m factory in Burton

By Michelle Perrett

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The new centre will increase Gousto's operation capacity by 40%
The new centre will increase Gousto's operation capacity by 40%

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Recipe box firm Gousto is to move to a £40m bespoke, chilled fulfilment centre at St. Modwen Park, Burton, Staffordshire.

The 295,000 sq ft fulfilment centre will increase Gousto’s operational capacity by 40%. 

The sustainable warehouse space will be home to a highly automated, chilled fulfilment centre where Gousto recipe boxes are picked and packed before being delivered to homes across the country, it said.

The new space will see the creation of hundreds of new jobs from engineering managers and warehouse managers to pperatives and front-line leaders. Recruitment is expected to begin next year. 

Convenience, health and sustainability

Ceo and founder of Gousto, Timo Boldt, said: “The future is incredibly exciting for Gousto, as we capitalise on the accelerating trends of convenience, health and sustainability that are driving change within the grocery market

“We’re delighted to be occupying the space at Burton – not only will this increase our capacity, but it will bring hundreds of job opportunities to the area. We look forward to embarking on our next stage of growth, as we get closer to achieving our vision of becoming the UK’s most-loved way to eat dinner.”

Polly Troughton, managing director at St. Modwen Logistics, said: “It’s fantastic to be working in partnership with Gousto and to offer them a bespoke, sustainable warehouse as their operational needs increase and their business flourishes, bringing further employment to the area to support economic growth.”

B Corp

Gousto became a certified B Corporation last year, joining a global community of businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

The company said that the St. Modwen Park Burton will be built with sustainability front of mind, in line with the St. Modwen Swan Standard which offers enhancements across five key areas: environment and sustainability, wellbeing, community, transport, and security.

The site will include installation of an energy-efficient hybrid air source heat pump, 20% EV charging points, and extensive use of recycled materials within the offices. The site offers 41% CO2 reduction thanks to energy-efficient external building materials, HVAC and lighting performance values in line with the Building Regulations Part L2a ‘Notional’ building.

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