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Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

18 Jan 2012, 22:11

I don't work for RM (just a customer), but I posted the list of the RM Mail Centres in one of the topics, and thought that it would be an idea to keep in this post an updated list. Will hopefully be of use, just thought after all the posts I made in the Customers forum it's about time I gave something back!! :Very Happy

If you have any additions (knowing RM, more likely closures/updates), let me know and I'll update the list.

:Very Happy EXTRA BIG THANKS TO "postman1979", who PM'd me a list of the current MC's and complete postcodes.
Any MC's without a postcode area next to them are either out of use, or are Delivery Offices.

Current Centres (including pending closures):

Birmingham Mail Centre
Bolton Mail Centre (POSTCODES "BL" TRANSFERRED TO MANCHESTER)
Bournemouth Air Hub - Deals with postcode areas: BH, DT
Bradford Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: BD, HD, HX (CLOSURE 2012/2013 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO LEEDS)
Bristol Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: BS, BA, TA
Cambridge Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: CB
Canterbury Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: CT (CLOSURE 2012 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO [NEW] KENT MC)
Cardiff Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: CF, NP
Carlisle Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: CA, DG
Chelmsford Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: CM, CO9-16(WILL BE TAKING ADDITIONAL WORK FROM SOUTHEND MC WHEN IT CLOSES IN FEBRUARY 2012)
Chester Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: CH, LL
Colchester Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: CO1-8
Colchester Outhouse
Croydon Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: CR, BR, SM
Darlington Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: DL, DH(CLOSURE 2012/2013 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO TYNESIDE)
Dartford Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: DA (CLOSURE 2012 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO [NEW] KENT MC)
Derby Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: DE (2014 - PROCESSING WORK WILL START TO BE TRANSFERRED TO NOTTINGHAM)-(SITE WILL BE USED FOR DELIVERY OFFICES INSTEAD)
Doncaster Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: DN, LN(CLOSURE 2012/2013 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO SHEFFIELD)
Dorset Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: BH, DT
Exeter Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: EX, TQ
Farnborough Mail Centre
Gateshead Hub
Gatwick Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: BN, RH
Gatwick OVO
Gloucester Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: GL
Greenford Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: SL, UB, HA, London NW, BFPO - Now covers additional postcode areas W2-W14 due to London Central MC changes.
Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre (HWDC) - DEALS WITH EXPORT AIRMAIL
Hull Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: HU (CLOSURE 2014/2015 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO SHEFFIELD)
Inverness Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: IV, KW, HS
Ipswich Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: IP
Jersey Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: JE
Jubilee Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: KT, TW
Leeds Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: LS, HG, WF
Leicester Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: LE (2013 - PROCESSING WORK WILL START TO BE TRANSFERRED TO SOUTH MIDLANDS MC)-(SITE WILL BE USED FOR DELIVERY OFFICES INSTEAD)
London Airport Unit (LAMU)
London Central Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: EC, WC, W2-14 - Mail for postcode areas W2-W14 now transferred to Greenford MC from January 2012
London West DO - Deals with postcode areas: W1
London East Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: E, N - Mail for postcode areas N to be transferred to London Central MC from February 2012
London South Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: SW, SE
Maidstone Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: ME (CLOSURE 2012 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO [NEW] KENT MC)
Manchester Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: M, BL, OL, SK
Middlesbrough Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: TS
National Distribution Centre
Northern Ireland Mail Centre (BELFAST) - Deals with postcode areas: BT
Norwich Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: NR
Norwich OVO?
Nottingham Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: NG
North West Midlands Mail Centre
Peterborough Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: PE (some outward 2nd class mail for postcodes CB, IP, NR) Origin MC for Ideal World, LoveFilm, also some Amazon goods.
Plymouth Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: PL
Portsmouth Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: PO
Preston Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: PR, BB, FY, LA
RM Streamline Rochester - (Advertising Services)
Romford Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: RM, IG
Scottish Distribution Centre
Sheffield Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: S
Shrewsbury Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: SY, LD, TF
Southampton Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: SO, SP
Southend on Sea Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: SS (CLOSURE 28TH FEB 2012 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO CHELMSFORD)
Southend M L O?
South Midlands Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: NN, MK, CV
Sutton Coldfield?
Swansea Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: SA
Swindon Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: SN, OX, RG
Teesside Mail Centre (CLOSURE 2012/2013 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO TYNESIDE)
Thames Valley Mail Centre
Tonbridge Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: TN (CLOSURE 2012 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO [NEW] KENT MC) - NOW CLOSED?
Tonbridge OVO?
Truro Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: TR
Newcaste upon Tyne (Tyneside) Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: NE, SR
Tyneside OVO?
W/Midlands Distribution Centre
Worcester Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: WR, HR(CLOSURE 2012 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO BIRMINGHAM)
Wolverhampton Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: WV, DY, WS, ST
York Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: YO (CLOSURE 2012/2013 - WORK TO BE TRANSFERRED TO LEEDS)
Glasgow Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: G, KA, ML, PA
Edinburgh Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: EH, FK, PH, DD, TD
Aberdeen Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: AB, ZE
Inverness Mail Centre (SMALL OPERATION/DELIVERY OFFICE SIZE?) - Deals with 1st Class mail ONLY
Warrington Mail Centre - Now covers additional CW, WA, WN, L postcodes due to Liverpool MC closure.
Home Counties North Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: AL, WD, EN, LU, HP, SG
Kent/Medway Mail Centre OPENED SUMMER 2012 - CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING MAJOR BACKLOGS/DELAYS ACCORDING TO MEMBERS OF THE FORUM?
Guernsey Mail Centre - Deals with postcode areas: GY

Closed Centres:

Watford Mail Centre (WORK TRANSFERRED TO A [NEW] HOME COUNTIES NORTH MC)
Hemel Hempstead Mail Centre (WORK TRANSFERRED TO A [NEW] HOME COUNTIES NORTH MC)
Stevenage Mail Centre (SG) (WORK TRANSFERRED TO A [NEW] HOME COUNTIES NORTH MC)
Coventry Mail Centre (WORK TRANSFERRED TO A [NEW] SOUTH MIDLANDS MC)
Milton Keynes Mail Centre (WORK TRANSFERRED TO A [NEW] SOUTH MIDLANDS MC)
Northampton Mail Centre (WORK TRANSFERRED TO A [NEW] SOUTH MIDLANDS MC)
Crewe Mail Centre?
Liverpool Mail Centre (WORK TRANSFERRED TO WARRINGTON MC)
Last edited by shipmaster122 on 08 Sep 2012, 19:37, edited 33 times in total.

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

18 Jan 2012, 22:43

This seems a good idea, it would be handy if we could add what postcodes each MC serve too. From briefly looking over that list Coventry, Milton Keynes and Northampton are now closed and moved to a new site in Northampton (can't remember name of this). Also Hemel, Watford and Stevenage have gone to a new site in Hemel called Home Counties North. Swindon MC and Thames Valley MC are the same thing.

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

18 Jan 2012, 22:49

Yes, that's a great idea. I haven't got a clue about which postcode areas are served from each MC, but if someone from each MC lets me know, there would be a nice reference list (maybe even useful for customers expecting mail..). Will update the list from what you have said, thanks. :Very Happy

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

18 Jan 2012, 23:09

Four in Scotland you missed

Glasgow MC
Edinburgh MC
Aberdeen MC
Inverness MC

is there not one in warringhton, the North West Distribution Centre NWDC too?

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

19 Jan 2012, 04:20

shipmaster122 wrote:Yes, that's a great idea. I haven't got a clue about which postcode areas are served from each MC, but if someone from each MC lets me know, there would be a nice reference list (maybe even useful for customers expecting mail..). Will update the list from what you have said, thanks. :Very Happy


The postcodes HCN(Home Counties North)will deal with are "AL"--"WD"--"EN"--"LU"--"HP"--"SG"--

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

19 Jan 2012, 08:33

Closed 2010
Crewe
Bolton BL, codes transferred to Manchester MC
Liverpool
All CW, WA, WN, L, codes transferred to Warrington MC

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

19 Jan 2012, 08:47

• Leicester - processing operation will start to transfer to South Midlands from 2013
• Derby - processing operation will start to transfer to Nottingham mail centre from 2014

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

19 Jan 2012, 09:22

Very useful list to have - Northampton is now known as South Midlands MC

Not sure whether the new MC in Kent will be called Medway or Kent - here is the link to the architects site

http://www.watsonbatty.com/p56-1/Kent-Mail-Centre.aspx

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

19 Jan 2012, 17:06

Exeter handles EX & TQ, Plymouth PL and Truro TR.

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

19 Jan 2012, 17:41

Manchester MC currently handle:
Manchester M
Bolton BL
Oldham OL
Stockport SK

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

19 Jan 2012, 18:19

Shrewsbury MC missing.

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

19 Jan 2012, 19:10

dorset mail centre handles BH & DT mails -closure who knows?

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

20 Jan 2012, 00:48

Glasgow MC handles G, KA, ML, & PA codes.

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

20 Jan 2012, 02:49

Peterborough MC does all of the PE coded mail - as well as some of the 2nd class outward mail for CB, IP & NR.

Rumour going around that the MC is moving as Asda have brought the building that the MC currently sits in - and are planning to move in to the building within 2 years...

This has been denied by local managers, although one of them is now suddenly taking driving lessons at the age of 53!!!

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

21 Jan 2012, 20:21

Ok guys, the list is pretty much finished now. Any remaining MC's or hubs which don't have postcodes are probably out of use.

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

29 Jan 2012, 19:56

London South is pretty much closed - mail transferred to Jubilee and Croydon.
Jubilee also covers GU.

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

29 Jan 2012, 20:43

norbert8 wrote:London South is pretty much closed - mail transferred to Jubilee and Croydon.
Jubilee also covers GU.


No all the SW1-20 inward still remains as does the SE1-28 inward. These are of course the biggest percentage of worklaods in a mail centre. Most of the outward has gone but the inward is still a major problem for Royal Mail especially as they cannot attract anyone to Jubilee.

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

31 Jan 2012, 16:06

Biker Mouse wrote:Shrewsbury MC missing.


Isn't most of that done at North Midlands MC at Wolverhampton....

Think it also does most of the B, WV, WS, ST, SY, TF codes as well...

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

31 Jan 2012, 21:21

Stampy wrote:
Biker Mouse wrote:Shrewsbury MC missing.


Isn't most of that done at North Midlands MC at Wolverhampton....

Think it also does most of the B, WV, WS, ST, SY, TF codes as well...

I thought North WEST Midlands Mail Centre at Wolverhampton did just WV, WS, ST and DY.
Does Shrewsbury MC do TF as well as SY ?

Re: Current Mail Centres & Distribution Centres etc.

31 Jan 2012, 21:22

Don't all the Mail Centres do SFA?

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