The Royal Mail opened its largest mail centre in Swindon in the summer of 2009.  It was the first centre of many to open as part of their strategy programme at that time.  The new centre at 1,400m2 is the size of 3 to 4 football pitches, and has an additional 2,500m2 of office accommodation. It houses custom-made, new generation, mail sorting machines which are manufactured in France.

The decision was made to expand Swindon’s sorting office from 400 to 900 by June 2009, aiming to create a state-of-the-art Mail Centre to serve its customers in the Thames Valley area.  This large extension was undertaken while the existing Centre was fully operational.  Excellent logistical connections, available development land, and reasonably priced new-builds were the deciding factors of this new facility.