Search

Eddie Stobart plans could create 150 new jobs in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 18:30 03 October 2016 | UPDATED: 10:02 04 October 2016

Up to 150 new jobs could be created if an application to build a new warehouse at Eddie Stobart park in Dagenham gets the green light. Picture: UMC Architects.

Up to 150 new jobs could be created if an application to build a new warehouse at Eddie Stobart park in Dagenham gets the green light. Picture: UMC Architects.

Archant

Up to 150 new jobs could be created if a “bespoke” distribution warehouse gets the go-ahead.

Both drivers and warehouse workers would be able to apply for the new roles at Dagenham’s Eddie Stobart Ltd site in Goresbrook Park, boosting the existing workforce to 400.

The proposed £10m redevelopment in Pooles Lane would involve the demolition of two warehouses currently “not fit for purpose” and replacing them with a modern distribution facility.

In the application submitted to the council last month, the road haulage company has promised neighbouring residents will not be disturbed by noise from construction or by the increased activity on the site.

Scrattons Farm Residents’ Association had suggested an alternative piling [a type of construction] technique than the one proposed to cause “less vibration and noise”.

However, applicants have assured residents that since no sewers run from the property in the direction of the adjacent houses, they would not be impacted by increased vibration.

The residents’ association has also called for easy access to contact contractors directly “in the eventuality of any problems that may arise”.

Alongside the 180,000 sqm building, the redevelopment at the 28 acre site includes relocation of HGV parking facilities and 13 extra loading bays.

A spokesman for Eddie Stobart Ltd said they were making efforts to make the area more amenable to neighbouring residents by “hiding the warehouse behind trees”.

He added: “Thanks to everyone who has commented on the application so far. We are keen to work with the council to make sure we can deliver the extra jobs and investment this scheme provides as soon as possible.”

If given the go-ahead, building would start early next year. A decision on the application will be made in December.

Related articles

Latest Barking and Dagenham News Stories

Yesterday, 14:51

CU London has opened its doors to its first cohort of students.

Yesterday, 12:28

Knife crime in London has risen by 20 per cent in the last year affecting communities across the capital including Barking and Dagenham, Metropolitan Police figures show.

Yesterday, 12:14

Police officers recovered cannabis plants and growing equipment in mysterious circumstances from an address in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, this weekend.

Yesterday, 07:00

Street Tag launches around Mayesbrook Park this week offering participants the chance to win a prize worth up to £1,000.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Friday, September 22, 2017

A man believed to be in his early 20s has been stabbed in Dagenham this afternoon.

Friday, September 22, 2017

A Dagenham charity helping disabled people and those with learning difficulties yesterday celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Dagenham’s MP has welcomed the decision by Transport for London to not renew Uber’s operating licence.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now