Our New Super Depot
Back in 2017, while planning our fourth depot, in Croydon, we became aware of Southwark Council’s Old Kent Road regeneration strategy and the inclusion of our central London depot within the redevelopment zone.
While the intended investment in the area was very welcome, it quickly became clear that industrial premises like ours would make way for new homes, offices and retail space, and if owner occupiers didn’t engage with developers their land would be subject to compulsory purchase orders. We knew that the time had come to start searching for a new flagship depot.
We moved into Old Kent Road in 2007, from our original location in Black Swan Yard, Bermondsey Street. Over the years we have refitted and adapted the depot to improve the operation and extend the services we offer. As well as being the cornerstone of our same-day service into central London and beyond, it also became our PASMA training centre and main workshop facility.
Our depot locations, serving London and the Home Counties
So, with this and expansion in mind, we decided to search for something much bigger. As anyone who’s tried this knows, finding industrial premises with large yard space, a short distance from central London, is no mean feat! And then we found two buildings set on a half-acre plot in E16, situated between the A13 and A12, just a 20-minute drive from the City of London. Also being a 20-minute drive from our existing east London depot in Leytonstone, we decided to merge our two teams into one ‘super depot,’ serving the City, east and north London, Essex and Hertfordshire.
This was not an easy decision, but after careful analysis of our service, we were confident that our South and West depots could comfortably cover the rest of London and the Home Counties. Our new South depot, which opened in Croydon in 2018, covers south-west and south-east London, Surrey, Kent and Sussex, while our long-established West depot, in Wembley, looks after west and north-west London, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. We believe our service has never been better and crucially we’ve secured our future, building on our 35-year history of going out of our way to help our customers.
That personal touch is a crucial part of our service and we look forward to bringing it to even more sites than ever before.
Our new Super Depot address is:
Black Swan House
Unit 5b, North Crescent
T 020 7232 5630 E [email protected]