Amazon is set to build a new £500m fulfilment centre in the East Midlands, creating a mass of new jobs.

Amazon warehouse

Amazon has invested over £56bn in the UK since 2010

The online giant will start taking customer orders from the site in 2026 and more than 2,000 new jobs created.

The new building will feature three floors of robotics where products will be stowed and customer orders picked using advanced technology.

At its launch, the fulfilment centre will introduce 1,400 new jobs, which will expand to more than 2,000 within three years of operation.

Roles include engineers, HR and IT, health and safety, finance specialists, as well as staff who will pick, pack and ship customer orders.

Amazon said over £56bn has been invested in the UK since 2010.

Regional director Neil Travis said: “The East Midlands is an important region for Amazon, with more than 6,000 small and medium-sized enterprise selling partners, and I am delighted to confirm our ongoing commitment with this £500m investment in a new state-of-the-art fulfilment centre in Northampton.

“Amazon continues to invest in our buildings and innovative technology to provide our people with some of the most advanced workplaces of their kind in the world, ensuring their wellbeing while delivering for our customers.”

Northampton chamber of commerce chief executive Louise Wall added: “Amazon’s investment in Northamptonshire will create thousands of new jobs in one of the most advanced buildings of its type in the world.

“This is a significant endorsement of the strategic location of the SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton and the importance of our region’s role in the UK logistics industry.”