New Ocado robotic warehouse in Bristol

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By Patrick Sullivan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Online supermarket Ocado have announced they will be building a high-tech distribution hub in Bristol by late 2020 or early 2021.

The first 'mini customer fulfilment centre' (mini-CFC) at a 150,000 sq ft site in Avonmouth will mean Bristol residents can order their shopping for same day delivery via the website.

Despite the heavy reliance on newly developed robotics, Ocado claim the development will support 815 jobs in the local area.

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The deployment time of 13 months is half that of a typical, larger warehouse.

Tim Steiner, Ocado Chief Executive said: 'Our mission is to deliver the future of online shopping today and we believe we are succeeding.'

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Patrick Sullivan

Epigram Co-Editor-in-Chief 2019-20. Engineering student turned film critic turned news writer - enjoying the most brilliantly strange route into the media world.