DP World has announced it will fast-track the delivery of a speculative green warehouse at London Gateway’s port-centric Logistics Park.
The warehouse will be the second warehouse built in less than a year and is set to help meet “unprecedented” demand for space at the freeport site.
“We have seen the best year for new business in a decade as demand for premium warehousing space in the Southeast of England has reached unprecedented levels,” said Oliver Treneman, Director of Park Development at DP World in the UK.
“We are very confident that LG119 (Plot 4040), the facility we are announcing today, will be of interest to some of the dozens of retail, manufacturing and logistics businesses looking to expand or establish new operations who have contacted us to take advantage of the unique opportunities on offer since our freeport status was announced.
“At London Gateway, we have the space, infrastructure and vision to support customers as they grow. Our partnership approach, logistics expertise, digital solutions and intermodal connectivity, particularly rail, help us to solve logistical challenges and give our customers more control over their supply chains.”
The new facility will be ready for occupation by the end of Q3 2022 and will be one of the most sustainable warehouses built with a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ classification, delivering A 30% carbon reduction during construction and a 40% reduction when in operation.
This follows the news that DP World also signed an agreement with OASIS Group to set up a new distribution hub at London Gateway.
The agreement will see OASIS Group take on a long-term lease for a 108,973 square-foot warehouse which it will use to provide information management services to its clients across the UK and Europe.
Construction for this new distribution hub will begin in spring 2022 and is scheduled to be completed by October 2022.