DP World announces new London Gateway distribution hub

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Transmec UK has become the third business in four months to locate at London Gateway, DP World has announced.

A 150,000 square-foot distribution hub will provide Transmec UK with access to supply chain solutions, high quality warehousing and road and rail links.

London Gateway offers an incentives for businesses looking to expand or establish new operations, including zero stamp duty on leases, significant savings on employer national insurance contributions, accelerated capital allowances and a five year business rates holiday.

Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director at DP World in the UK, said: “Over the past 10 years, DP World has invested £2 billion in the UK to create the right trading infrastructure and smart logistics solutions, providing customers with fast, reliable and flexible links to international supply chains and markets.

“The Logistics Park’s proximity to both a deep-water port and London cuts transport costs between port and distribution centre, and between distribution centre and markets, providing businesses like Transmec UK optimal control over their supply chains.”

“At the size of 400 football pitches, London Gateway’s Logistics Park is the biggest of its kind in Europe and will become home to a workforce of around 10,000. We have the space, infrastructure and vision to support customers as they grow.”

Imran Mohammed, manager of Transmec UK’s London branch, added: “London Gateway is a fantastic site that will provide Transmec with the warehousing capacity and infrastructure it needs to meet growing demand from customers across the UK and EU.

“We take pride in delivering bespoke solutions for international supply chains and serve a wide range of sectors, including fashion, automotive and leisure. Our move will enable us to take things to an even higher level.”

DP World is currently constructing a second speculative unit in less than a year as demand for warehousing space at the freeport site keeps growing.

Ready for occupation in 2023, Transmec’s new facility will be constructed to meet BREEAM ‘outstanding’ classification.

Earlier this month DP World announced the handling of record container throughput in its UK ports for 2021.

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