Fenny un-Locked

Tesco Distribution Centre, Fenny Lock
Tesco Distribution Centre, Fenny Lock

TESCO has performed a dramatic U-turn and now look set to return to their Fenny Lock distribution centre, bringing with them 300 new jobs.

A little over two years after Tesco first announced it was to close its distribution park at Fenny Lock in favour of a new building in Daventry, the supermarket giant has revealed plans to move back.

Tesco is consulting with the staff at one of its DIRFT warehouses in Daventry about plans to shut down the depot, while the chain has announced plans to re-open its Fenny Lock distribution centre to create 300 jobs.

In March 2011, Tesco announced to its 1,000 members of staff that the centre was to close after 13 years, moving operations to a new state-of-the-art facility in Daventry.

That news came just three months after the Tesco’s delivery drivers were transferred to become Eddie Stobart employees instead .

A spokesman for Tesco said some of the business at the DIRFT site would move to the Fenny Lock distribution centre, which first opened in 1998.

The spokesman added: “Following a review, Tesco has announced plans to re-open its Fenny Lock distribution centre in Milton Keynes creating 300 jobs.

“Part of the business currently operated from this site will move to Fenny Lock, and we are working with USDAW to support affected colleagues through this difficult time.

“We hope to offer them all alternative roles within the clothing and grocery distribution centres at Daventry or at Fenny Lock.”