On the 6th January 2015 the John Lewis media centre released the following statement;
WAITROSE.COM DEVELOPMENT IN LONDON
Waitrose is continuing to build capacity in its online grocery business with the opening of a new bespoke dot.com fulfilment centre in Coulsdon on 3 March 2015. This facility will employ 450 Partners by the end of January 2016.
Waitrose is proposing to close its existing fulfilment centre in Acton in Spring 2015. The centre will almost certainly be the subject of a compulsory purchase order for HS2 in 2017. Waitrose is consulting Partners about this now so they can take advantage of the job opportunities created by the opening of Coulsdon.
This new centre will have twice the capacity of Acton and so, along with vacancies in nearby branches, there will be enough employment opportunities for all Acton Partners. Waitrose.com customers in London will continue to receive the same level of service.