Amazon warehouse in Poole criticized for ‘bright lights’

Poole RESIDENTS are increasingly agitated by the bright lights that shine every night in Amazon’s new warehouse.

Residents of homes and flats across Holes Bay in Hamworthy have complained about the bright white LED lights that “look like a cruise liner”.

Amazon said it would review the lighting, which comes from the new depot’s five-story parking lot.

Hamworthy resident Alison Green said the night view was “ruined” by the lights of Amazon’s new warehouse.

Bournemouth Echo: Amazon Warehouse in PooleAmazon warehouse in Poole (Image: Daily Echo)

She said, “It’s awful. All lights are left on at night on approximately five floors.

“Residents I’ve spoken to say they’ve had their lives ruined by this stain on the landscape because it’s so bright.

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“It’s a horror and all of us who live on this side of the bay are fed up. Part of the reason I bought this house was because of the location and its views.

“Before, we only had street lights that shone and that was fine. But now it looks like a cruise liner.

Bournemouth Echo: Amazon warehouse car park, PooleAmazon Warehouse car park, Poole (Image: Daily Echo)

An Amazon spokesperson said, “We always strive to be a good neighbor and will review this matter.”

Based on Sterte Avenue West, Amazon’s new 10.70-acre site has replaced the old parcel delivery warehouse in Hurn, near Bournemouth Airport, where the company had “ceileded” its ability.

More than 300 people work daily at Amazon Poole, which opened on October 20, delivering tens of thousands of packages containing everything from computer screens and bath lotions to Lego City sets and toys. autobiography of Arsene Wenger.

Bournemouth Echo: Inside Amazon's new warehouse Inside Amazon’s New Warehouse (Image: Daily Echo)

Serving five counties – Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon – the depot is the largest on the South Coast and one of the largest in the country.

The filing expects to see a 50-60% increase in demand during the holiday season.

It is hoped that the site will welcome a new electric delivery fleet in 2023.

Earlier this month, the Echo was exclusively invited to tour the new warehouse.

The tour revealed advanced technology such as robotic arms for labeling boxes and lighted signs showing staff exactly where certain boxes are stored.

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