30 June 2016: 12:42 pm
Costa and Amazon sign up for space
Multinational online retailer Amazon and coffee giant Costa are bringing huge new facilities to Basildon.
Amazon will employ 20 people at its warehouse logistics centre in Christopher Martin Road, near the Mayflower Retail Park. As many as 200 drivers could be employed by eight companies delivering parcels between the warehouse and homes and businesses in Essex and Suffolk.
Meanwhile, Costa is opening a £36 million roasting plant, also in Christopher Martin Road, in early 2017. A groundbreaking ceremony took place to mark work starting on the facility in November 2015.