Royal Mail has confirmed it will offer a special delivery service following the closure of its Hornsey depot.

The postal service said it would deliver parcels between 7am and 9am, but only if requested by the recipient and if the first delivery attempt failed.

Customers can also choose to collect their parcel from the new office in the Bush Industrial Estate, Tufnell Park, which Royal Mail say will have longer opening hours than the Hornsey office.

The group will also trial Sunday deliveries of parcels sent from London businesses from September.

Mike Devanny, Royal Mail delivery director for north London, said: “We are working very hard to ensure this office move does not have any impact on the high quality service we are committed to maintain to our customers in the Hornsey area.”

More than 1,000 residents protested against plans by Royal Mail to close the Hornsey sorting office and move services to the Bush Industrial Estate in Tufnell Park.