Amazon building one-million-square-foot facility in Leduc County

Construction will create about 700 jobs. And 600 people will be employed once the centre is complete. It’s scheduled to open in early 2020

Mario ToneguzziAmazon is building a one-million-square-foot fulfilment centre in Leduc County, just south of  Edmonton.

In a announcement on Monday, ONE Properties and TD Greystone Asset Management said the facility will be developed on 58 acres of land within Border Business Park, a development at the centre of Alberta’s industrial hub. This will be Amazon’s second fulfilment centre in Alberta. The first one is in Balzac, just outside Calgary.

Officials said the project will create about 700 jobs over the term of the construction project and 600 new jobs for people who will pick, pack and ship items to customers such as books, electronics, toys and more. The facility is scheduled to open in early 2020.

Border Business Park has been developed in recent years by TD Greystone in partnership with ONE Properties. The Park is situated on the border of the City of Edmonton and Leduc County, directly north of Nisku.

“On behalf of our institutional clients, we are delighted that Amazon has chosen Border Business Park for its newest fulfilment centre in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region,” said Jeff Tripp, managing director of real estate investments at TD Greystone Asset Management. “Border Business Park is an optimal choice to meet the needs of Amazon and we are honoured to work alongside a world-renowned company such as this.”

“We are excited about our new relationship with Amazon,” said Darren Durstling, president and CEO of ONE Properties. “With our development expertise, we look forward to delivering quality and uncompromising value to seamlessly execute Amazon’s newest venture.”

Glenn Sommerville, director of Amazon operations in Canada, said its ability to create 600 jobs is because of a network of support the company has received and the skilled workforce in the region.

“We’re grateful for the welcome we’ve received from government and community leaders and excited by our growth in Alberta and ability to better serve our customers,” he said.

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