The president of designer
fashion firm Gap has hailed his company’s new project in Rugby,
which will create 700 jobs.
Speaking from the firm’s
world headquarters in San Francisco, Ken Pilot said the first phase of
the new distribution and administrative centre is likely to be
completed next year.
The 1.4m square foot
distribution and administration centre on the Coton Development Area
at the junction with the M6 and Leicester Road was given the go-ahead
by Rugby Borough Council last week.
Work is expected to start soon
and the first warehouse and administration centre will take on 500 new
The second phase, which will
be another warehouse, is expected to be completed within three years.
Mr Pilot said:
“We’re pleased to be
creating jobs in Rugby as we expand our distribution capabilities
to better serve our customers and support Gap’s growth in the
“We really appreciate the
support we’ve received from this community and its leaders to work
with us to make this project a reality.”
Rugby Borough Council chief
executive Diane Colley added:
represents a major inward investment success for the whole area and
is excellent news.
“The creation of these
jobs will help not only Rugby’s economy but the economies of both
the East and West Midlands.”