A new Defence Fulfilment Centre at Donnington – said to be worth around £60 million a year to the local economy - is officially open for business.
Two years after it was confirmed that the centre would be built in Telford, it was opened by the Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin MP.
Donnington beat off competition from Bicester to be named as the home of the Defence Fulfilment Centre, providing a consolidated, national centre for MoD logistics, commodities and services with state of the art infrastructure.
Bringing the DFC to Telford will secure many local jobs, and is said by the local authority to be worth around £60 million a year to the borough’s economy.
Councillor Shaun Davies, Telford & Wrekin Council’s leader, said: “We always said that safeguarding the existing jobs at MoD Donnington was the key priority and today we delivered that.
“The investment and confidence in Telford has secured and created more jobs, as well as helping to grow the local economy.
“We certainly didn’t begin the process as favourites for this but we worked hard and convinced the MoD that Telford is the best place for the Defence Fulfilment Centre.”