A MEMBER of the Advertiser and Shuttle Camera Club has snapped these photographs of the Redditch Gateway development.

Redditch Advertiser: Progress of Redditch development linked to Amazon. Picture: Roy EdwardsProgress of Redditch development linked to Amazon. Picture: Roy Edwards

Although Amazon itself has not yet officially confirmed its move to the town, both Redditch MP Rachel Maclean and Redditch Borough Council leader Matthew Dormer ahve confirmed the e-commerce giants are poised to create new jobs in Redditch.


Last week Worcestershire County Council admitted it had stopped Amazon from opening a huge distribution warehouse on the outskirts of Worcester - but had given it the go-ahead to open in Redditch.

Worcestershire County Council is said to have prevented the global firm from setting up one of its warehouses at the Worcester Six Business Park off the M5 motorway.

Cabinet member Councillor Ken Pollock said Amazon had asked the council for permission to open at the flagship business park only for it to be turned down – potentially stopping hundreds if not thousands of jobs becoming available in the city.

Cllr Ken Pollock, cabinet member for economy and infrastructure at the council, said: “I don’t know that it is a secret but on the other hand it is worth remarking on the fact that they [Amazon] had approached us about Worcester Six and they wanted to put in a really big shed and it would have been of the nature of low-tech jobs, probably some of them zero hours, and things of that nature. And we turned them down.

“On the other hand they have come forward with a much smaller and more regional operation at Redditch Gateway and our agent, Stoford, have accepted that and we have also, as a board, accepted that it is a reasonable development.”