United Kingdom
North West; Cheshire; Halton and Warrington
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52 - Warehousing and support activities for transportation

450 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 April 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2018
Foreseen end date
30 September 2018


Supermarket chain Marks and Spencer has announced that it is to close one of its distribution centres which will result in the loss of 450 jobs. The site at Hardwick Grange near Warrington will close in September 2018 with the loss of around 450 jobs. The decision to close the operation in Cheshire is part of a five year plan to restructure the business. A new distribution centreĀ is planned for Hertfordshire which will be operated by logistics company DHL and the Marks and Spencer site in Bradford is in the process of being automated. Therefore, the Warrington site is no longer needed according to the company.


  • 17 April 2018: The Independent


Eurofound (2018), Marks and Spencer, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94079, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94079.