PLANS for the massive Amazon warehouse were approved in June 2020.

Panattoni sold the warehouse site to Legal and General Investment Managers for £200m last year in the biggest deal for a single warehouse ever made in Britain.

Amazon is understood to have a 20-year lease on the building, paying around £10m a year.

In the weeks before it opened, Swindon Borough Council leader David Renard said: “We are delighted that Amazon has selected Swindon as one of its logistics hubs, creating many jobs, including some high skilled ones, and investing so significantly in our economy.

“Swindon is a great place to do business with a very capable workforce as well as being a great place to work, live and play. We look forward to the Amazon building becoming a centre of activity in the near future.”

The Symmetry Park warehouse is not the only building being put up for Amazon in the borough.

The company is the client for a new data centre to be built on the site of two disused computer halls in Burderop - plans for the new building were approved in the summer.