United Kingdom
West Midlands; Herefordshire; Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.1 - Postal activities under universal service obligation

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 July 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 December 2009


Royal Mail has announced that it is to shut its Coventry office with the relocation of 500 jobs by the end of 2009. It has said that the site must shut and the work must transfer to Northampton as the Coventry site on Bishop Street was no longer suitable. The closure was confirmed in a meeting with the Union and staff working in Coventry will be offered the opportunity to relocate to other Royal Mail sites. Communication Workers Union representative has said that workers may strike if the plans to close the site go ahead.


  • 7 July 2008: BBC Website


Eurofound (2008), Royal Mail, Relocation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 66831, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66831.