New jobs in the pipeline as M&S moves to Sheffield warehouses

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Hundreds of jobs could be created in Sheffield when retailer Marks and Spencer moves a major distribution centre to the city.

The clothing and food chain has taken warehouse space totalling 647,000 sq ft.

M&S will let two adjacent warehouses at Sheffield International Rail Freight Terminal at Tinsley, off the M1.

It is understood the company will be transferring the visual merchandise, store equipment and home furniture from its 1.1 million sq ft distribution centre in Bradford to Sheffield as part of a new logistics network project.

Sheffield Council leader Julie Dore said: “This is just another example of confidence in Sheffield.

“More than 300 jobs for people across the city region is great news. Sheffield is at the heart of the UK and is ideally located to provide businesses with a central point to distribute across the country.

“We are committed to supporting business in Sheffield, to bringing new jobs and opportunities for local people.”