Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry Royal Mail sorting office sold to developers

The Royal Mail's sorting office in Coventry will close at the end of the year when it transfers to new owners.

The closure of the Bishop Street site comes after a sale was agreed with a Midlands-based development firm.

The sale of the site went ahead despite protests by the 600 staff about the closure and a move to a new £70m site in Northampton.

A spokesperson for Royal Mail said: "There have been no compulsory redundancies as a result of the move."

"Staff have either been redeployed in the Coventry area, given voluntary redundancy or will move to the new South Midlands Mail Centre with an enhanced travel package."

The delivery operation which was based at Bishop Street is being replaced by two new offices.

City Councillor Linda Bigham said: "I am very pleased that this land has been bought by Barberry Development and am looking forward to working with them as we do with any other developers bringing forward regeneration to the city."

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