Sheffield Royal Mail hub extension is delivered

Operations at Sheffield’s Royal Mail hub received a stamp of approval with the opening of a multi-million-pound extension.

Coun Peter Rippon, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, yesterday visited the vast site on Brightside Lane, Newhall, to officially open the extension following a £25 million investment which sees it become the fourth largest mail centre in the UK.

The opening marks the culmination of three years’ work to extend and modernise the plant after a decision was made in 2010 to close mail centres in Doncaster and Hull and transfer their processing to Sheffield.

Coun Rippon said: “Royal Mail is an integral part of the Sheffield community and I am pleased the company has invested in modernising the mail centre.”

Following the transformation, the Sheffield centre now processes 18 million items per week and is one of the largest collection hubs in the UK, picking-up from more than 7,200 different collection points each day.