Big name food delivery service set to move into huge warehouse in Cheshire

FOOD delivery service Gousto is set to move onto a site in Cheshire, creating 400 new jobs. Warrington Borough Council has approved an application for planning permission in relation to the popular recipe kit provider's planned relocation to a unit bordering the existing Domino's warehouse off Skyline Drive. It is anticipated that the development at the 307,807sq ft site will create more than 400 jobs, with the council's consent having been granted on Monday, January 10.

Proposals for the move were first revealed in summer 2020 after the company benefited from an increase in demand for its deliveries amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gousto founder and chief executive Timo Boldt said of the plans: "The recent lockdown accelerated structural trends which were already firmly underway, opening up the recipe box market to a far larger audience. "Now, even as lockdown eases, we have maintained record sales - with new customers won over by our market leading choice and variety and the convenience of having fresh ingredients delivered to their door with no hassle or food waste.

"We are excited to open up this new energy-efficient facility at Mountpark Warrington Omega ll, enabling us to deliver even more Gousto boxes to households across the country as we get closer to our mission of becoming the UK's most-loved way to eat dinner." Mountpark development director Tom Kilmister added: "We are delighted to welcome Gousto and to be working with the team to adapt the facility to meet the company's exact operational requirements. "Our aim is to offer customers the best property opportunities on the market, and at Mountpark Warrington Omega II we are developing high quality units at one of north west's premier logistics locations."

Other occupants of Mountpark Warrington Omega include the Royal Mail, Brakes, Travis Perkins, Asda, the Hut Group and Amazon.