We’re delighted to announce the opening of our new south London depot in Croydon. This is our fourth depot in London and is well placed to improve the speed, regularity and range of our deliveries, while also allowing us to hold even more stock. It’s going to help us boost our service out to towns like Maidstone and Guildford, and even as far as coastal towns like Brighton.
As well as expanding our service, the south London depot means our central London depot will be free to focus on the highly congested central London area. In turn the new south depot will be able to service sites in the south faster and twice a day if required. Our west and east depots will be able to better service areas outside of London. These depots already go out as far as Reading, Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Colchester, and they’ll be able to do it more regularly now. There’s also another accredited training centre which gives you more options to choose from when signing up for PASMA training. There’s even space inside to erect towers on rainy days.
There is a real push on development in Croydon, as part of a £5.2bn regeneration programme. We think it’s a great place to be based as the area undergoes big changes, and we know many of you will be involved in building projects across south London in the months and years ahead. Having a depot in the area means we’ll be able to support you along the way.
Some familiar faces will be running the depot, most notably Nick Goodwin who has been with The Hireman since 2014 and will be the depot manager. Many of you will know Nick, who started his Hireman life as a driver but quickly moved up the ranks to hire controller at our central depot, and we’re delighted he’ll be running things out of south London.
Nick knows all the ins and outs of The Hireman having experienced all aspects of the business. His drive matches up well with our mentality, “I’ve been supported throughout my career here, and we’re all pushed to achieve our ambitions. We’re not just a number at The Hireman, as Bruce and Neil make sure to get to know all members of staff. This creates a really good working environment”.
That personal touch is a crucial part of our service and we look forward to bringing it to even more sites than ever before.
If you want to pop in, the new depot is based at:
Unit 4, 681 Mitcham Road,
Or you can contact Nick and the team:
Telephone: 020 3848 4140