Hachette UK Distribution is part of the Hachette UK publishing group. Historically, we had Two distribution centres, LBS and Bookpoint, and these were joined by the new Hely Hutchinson Centre (HHC) which opened on 20th August 2018. HHC is one of the most advanced distribution centres in Europe, with leading-edge automation and modern systems which will ensure world-class service to customers and publisher clients. It will ultimately become Hachette UK’s sole distribution centre and the publishers currently served by LBS and Bookpoint will migrate to it as part of a managed transition between 2018 and 2020. Hachette provides comprehensive distribution services to over 45 publishers, many of which are third party clients from outside the Hachette UK group. We ship in excess of 60 million books globally each year and supply one out of every four books to the UK trade.
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HACHETTE UK DISTRIBUTION LIMITED TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF TRADE SUPPLY Hachette UK Distribution Limited is appointed by individual publishers as that publisher’s agent for the supply of its goods. Any such goods are supplied by Hachette UK Distribution Limited on the terms and subject to the conditions set out below. These terms and conditions apply[…]
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Hachette UK Distribution – Important changes to how we do business together As I’m sure you are aware Hachette UK is building a new, world-class distribution centre in Didcot near our existing Bookpoint warehouse. The distribution centre will be operated by our new trading entity “Hachette UK Distribution”. In mid 2018, the first publishing division,[…]
Hachette UK is delighted to announce Project EDEN, a multi-million pound investment in leading edge distribution systems. This project underpins Hachette UK’s long term commitment to book distribution and publisher services. The new systems deliver best in breed order fulfilment and warehouse management solutions. The Hely Hutchinson Centre (HHC) opened on 20th August 2018. Eden[…]
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M40 Travelling South - Exit at JUNCTION 9
Head southbound on A34 towards Newbury for Approx. 23 miles. Ignore Abingdon North and South Exits.
Take the Didcot/Milton Interchange exit off the A34 and drive in the middle lane off the slip road. This road will lead you towards Didcot and past the Courtyard (Marriot) to your left. Proceed straight on at the traffic lights and at roundabout take first exit, then next roundabout first exit sign posted Milton Park. The rail line will be on your left, and at the next set of traffic lights turn right and you’ll see Hachette UK Distribution on your right-hand side clearly sign posted.
M40 Travelling North - Exit at JUNCTION 8
Head on A40 for 5 miles and then turn off onto A4142 south for 4 miles.
Take the A34 southbound (as detailed above).
M4 - Exit at JUNCTION 13
Head northbound on A34 to Oxford for approx.10 miles. Didcot Power Station (with three giant cooling towers) will be ahead on your right-hand side.
Take the Didcot/Milton Interchange exit off the A34 and follow signs for Didcot. Proceed straight on through traffic lights and at roundabout take first exit, then next roundabout exit at first exit sign posted Milton Park. The rail line will be on your left, at the next set of traffic lights turn right and you’ll see Hachette UK Distribution on your right-hand side clearly sign posted.
If travelling by train you will need to go to Didcot Parkway station. Didcot Parkway's railway station is easily accessed using Milton Park's free shuttle bus and provides frequent and fast rail connections to many destinations, including direct services to:
London Paddington - 42 minutes
Oxford - 12 minutes
Reading - 13 minutes
Bristol - 43 minutes
A dedicated shuttle bus runs between Milton Park and Didcot Parkway train station at peak hours. There is a £2 charge for a single trip and a £3 for a return.
A number of local bus services run throughout the Park and information of these services can be found at: www.thames-travel.co.uk. From Milton Park, you’ll need to walk to our site. The nearest bus stop is at ‘Sutton Courtney Road Roundabout’ leaving an 8 minute walk to the centre (see Google Maps.
There is also a taxi rank outside the station entrance. Hachette UK Distribution is located approximately 2 miles from Didcot Station.
On arrival to the site, please drive pass the security gatehouse to your left, through the large double gates and around the side of the building into the main car park. Reception is located to the far end of the car park and clearly signposted. Please report to reception on arrival.