15 May 2024Article
Woodland Group to Relocate its Chelmsford Head Office

Woodland Group will relocate its HQ operations to newly refurbished premises in Chelmsford's town centre.

After 14 remarkable years of our UK headquarter being our Montrose Road site in Chelmsford, we are excited to embark on a new chapter by relocating our Head Office function to newly refurbished premises in the heart of Chelmsford Town Centre. This will see our headquarter operations run out of office space independently located to our quickly growing warehousing and fulfillment operations in the UK.

We have meticulously planned for this transition since the decision to move was made as part of a strategic plan in line with our expansion goals. This plan has seen us successfully increase our warehousing capacity in Essex through acquisitions in Harlow, Marks Tey, and Wickford, totalling 130,000 square feet. A further 40,000 square ft expansion is planned for the middle of 2024, further bolstering our presence in the region. Our warehouse footprint across the UK has seen a substantial growth of 360,000 square feet since 2020, making this one of the fastest growing solutions within Woodland Group and resulting in us focussing on securing locations that benefit our growing number of clients and suite of warehousing and fulfilment services.

In the meantime, our new UK headquarter will now be a walking distance away from the main train station, hotels, and local transport infrastructure and we look forward to hosting many of you there in due course.

This move marks another milestone in Woodland's journey of growth and success. By creating differentiated space for enhanced and streamlined operations that will facilitate sustainable processes and development, we are reaffirming our commitment to progress and excellence.

Our CEO, Kevin Stevens, emphasized that “This relocation solidifies our position as a cornerstone of the Chelmsford and Essex business community. It goes hand in hand with our dedication to supporting local initiatives such as Essex Cricket, Chelmsford Rugby Club, and Panathlon, and positions us strategically to support local, national, and international initiatives and our network. As we embark on this exciting journey, we look forward to continuing our legacy of innovation, service, and community engagement."

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