Sevington Inland Border Facility transition
From midnight March 13th 2021, Ashford Waterbrook Inland Border Facility (IBF) will close and all operations will run from Ashford Sevington IBF.
Since January 2021, Waterbrook has been in operation whilst Sevington has been finalising its build.
All functions will move to Sevington and Waterbrook will then be a contingency site and will not be operational.
Customers of Sevington IBF need not be concerned about the distance of the new location compared with Waterbrook, as it is approximately only 2.2 miles from its predecessor, with an estimated travel time of 7 minutes. There will be security staff available at Waterbrook post the transition, in the event hauliers accidentally arrive at the location rather than Sevington.
Hauliers are being communicated to via updated local signage, GOV.uk webpages, the Haulier Handbook, the ‘Attend an IBF’ App and key stakeholder meetings, to ensure flow of trade is not compromised.