DHL is building a huge new depot in East Yorkshire

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 29 May 2018

A leading Hull construction company has been appointed to build a huge new DHL depot in East Yorkshire.

Hobson and Porter Ltd, based in Malmo Road, east Hull, will lead the project to build DHL’s new depot at the Ozone Business Park.

The parcel company will join a host of big names on the site, including Warburtons, DPD and Timloc, and the new hub is expected to be completed by late August.

Commercial developer The Horncastle Group, based in Newport, East Yorkshire, have brought forward the plans.

Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group, said: “It is our policy, wherever possible, to employ local contractors because we believe this helps create a stronger local economy.

"Hobson and Porter have worked on other schemes at Ozone Business Park and always delivered a first-class job.

“DHL will be a fantastic addition to the park and to Howden and the surrounding area. Work has just commenced and is forecast to be completed by the late August."

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Once DHL’s 36,000sq ft facility is built, it will mean the Ozone Business Park will be completely full.

The 32-acre site, based on the A614, is part of the Goole/Howden employment hub.

Ian Hodges, Managing Director of the Horncastle Group PLC and Mike Beal, Construction Director at Hobson and Porter

DHL will take a lease on the property, which will serve as a parcel distribution depot for East Yorkshire and surrounding areas.

Mike Beal, construction director at Hobson and Porter, said: “We have a long history of working on Ozone Business Park so being appointed to carry out the final build is an honour for us.

“Ozone is strategically positioned to ensure DHL have great access to the motorway network and the building will be built to the highest general and environmental standards, so we’re sure they will have continued success there.”

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The park has become one of the region’s top commercial and logistics hubs, and has been in high demand from day one.

Mr Hodges, of Horncastle Group, said it was a ‘defining moment’ to be commissioning the final build on Ozone Business Park.

He said: “We have been working on the park for a number or years now and have attracted some fantastic companies, which is testament to the location and layout of the park and the development of Goole and Howden as a key employment hub in East Yorkshire.”

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