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Giant new distribution centre built by GMI for ASOS now live

State of the art 437,000 sq ft facility becomes the fourth fulfilment centre opened to date by the online fashion giant.

GMI Construction Group PLC has heralded the official opening of a giant new state-of-the-art 437,000 sq ft fulfilment centre built for leading online retailer ASOS at a site at Fradley Park in Lichfield.

The £90 million development which took 39 weeks to build features over 407,000 sq ft of warehouse space together with 30,000 sq ft of offices. 

More than 700 people have already been recruited at the facility, with that number rising to 2,000 over the next three years in order to serve customers in the UK and 150 other countries across the world.

ASOS said it expects to ship over 30 million units in the site’s first year, and up to 4.5 million per week once the facility is fully operational and automation is complete.

It said it expects the facility to help it meet its goal of reaching £7 billion in annual revenue within the next three to four years.

ASOS currently operates three other fulfilment centres, in Barnsley, Berlin and Atlanta.