DP World has announced that its London Gateway Logistics Park will fast-track the delivery of a 13,563m2 green warehouse facility before the end of 2021 to meet the rapidly growing demand for premium warehousing space in the southeast of England.
DP World, a global provider of smart logistics, has commissioned the new LG146 facility to create the space needed by businesses who want to take advantage of the logistics park being adjacent to London Gateway’s deep-water port, and road and rail connections to the capital, which is Europe’s largest consumer market. Increasingly, retailers are expanding their operations at London Gateway to satisfy surging demand for online goods, according to the company.
Oliver Treneman, park development director at DP World in the UK, commented, “The new facility will be ready for occupancy in the last quarter of the year and will be one of the most sustainable warehouses yet built, with a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ classification, EPC rating A and Planet Mark accredited. We are using the latest sustainable technologies to drive down carbon emissions and the use of raw materials to the minimum possible levels.
“We aim to provide supply chain integration and our park is the largest facility of its kind in Europe. From this location, our customers can reduce transport costs, gain access to international supply chains and markets, and benefit directly from port-centric logistics. In conjunction with the nearby Port of Tilbury, London Gateway is also bidding for Freeports status, which would further enhance the attractiveness of this location for companies looking to expand.”
The new facility will be completed and ready for occupation in December.