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Copart Bristol Expansion Creates South West ‘Super Centre’

Global leader in online vehicle remarketing, Copart UK, have announced major expansion plans for their Bristol Operation Centre as part of their ongoing growth programme that has seen over  £30m re-invested in land and transport this year alone.


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The expansion at Bristol is a clear demonstration of Copart’s multi-faceted re-investment strategy, combining a programme of land acquisition with continuous investment in transport, service, and technology. 

Originally a 16-acre site, Copart celebrated the addition of a further 24 acres in 2019 and are now accelerating plans to develop a further 23 acres, making this location set to become a 63-acre ‘Super Centre’ for the South West.

In addition to the planned expansion of this site, Copart are also investing in improvements to the infrastructure. This will include brand new vehicle preparation areas that will enable vehicle inspections, valeting and 360-degree imaging bays to ensure the condition of the vehicle is as transparent as possible when they hit their unique online auctions. 

The additional space will add even more capacity for Copart’s customers’ vehicles with secure storage and enlarged areas for vehicles that require specialist handling like EV’s and flood and fire damaged vehicles, alongside HGV’s and Agricultural. This additional capacity offers unique contingency land in the event of catastrophes where Copart’s insurance customers need surge management services.

Jane Pocock, Managing Director of Copart UK & Ireland, said:

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Jane Pocock

“Our passion and determination to keep growing and improving our services to customers remains paramount. We’re incredibly proud to lead the market as we continue to develop our customer offering, technology, and operational capabilities, alongside our land bank.

“Not only will the additional storage capacity increase, but the expansion also includes a conference facility where we can host our customers on-site.”

Phil Briggs, Copart UK’s Director of Operation Centres, Transport & Engineering, said:

“These are exciting times for Copart’s customers as we continue our investment programme in line with their needs. Our ongoing investment into land, alongside the extension and improvement of our existing Operation Centres, will further strengthen our unrivalled UK wide storage capacity and create job  opportunities in the areas where we operate.”

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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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