The new 280,000 sq ft facility located at G Park at Junction 31 on the M62 will significantly grow its service capability and reach.
The depot, which is expected to open in the first quarter of next year, will act as a distribution hub for a variety of national retailers and grocers.
The development will provide jobs for a variety of warehouse staff and drivers, with more than 90 commercial vehicle assets to operate from the facility.
Nigel Tullett, director of corporate and strategy development at Bibby Distribution, said: “The new facility at G Park is a crucial strategic development that will allow us to better serve our major flagship customers across the North of England. Bibby Distribution G Park will be a vital hub for our operations for many years to come.”
He added: “This new facility, the most modern ever operated by Bibby Distribution, is a milestone in our business growth, reflecting our confidence in the future of our operations.”
Operations are scheduled to begin in Q1 with two major grocery retailers expecting to be the first to benefit from the improved facilities, extra capacity and ease of access the new depot provides, in the heart of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.