Firm ‘exploring options’ for M&S warehouse site

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The Henderson Group has confirmed that it is “exploring a range of options” concerning the future of its warehouse operations in Mallusk.

The group recently purchased the DHL-run Marks and Spencer distribution centre on Mallusk Road, sparking fears of more job cuts at the warehouse facility.

More than 130 jobs have already been lost at the site in recent months as result of a reorganisation of Marks and Spencer’s distribution network. And trade union Unite has expressed concerns over the future of the remaining posts in the wake of the building being sold.

Asked what the firm’s plans are for the M&S site, a Henderson Group spokesperson would only say that the company is in talks with DHL and M&S.

“In purchasing premises at Hydepark the Henderson Group has assumed responsibility for the lease to M&S for the site.

“We can confirm that we are exploring a range of options for our warehouse operation in consultation with DHL and M&S,” she said.