DP World has started work on a new 231,000 sq ft warehouse at its London Gateway Logistics Park.
Named LG231, the facility – which is sited on the north of the 9.25million sq ft Logistics Park, located just 25 miles from Central London – will be ready for occupation in December 2019.
The new build offers occupiers and operators the ability to significantly reduce supply chain carbon emissions by being located at the heart of the UK’s densely populated, South Eastern consumer market and on the same site as one of the world’s fastest growing, best connected ports, with excellent road and rail links.
Readie Construction has been appointed as the principle contractor for the development which will comprise 218,945 sq ft of warehouse space and 11,970 sq ft of two-storey ancillary office.
In addition, the facility’s yard will have a depth of 50 metres, it will have 12.5 metre clear eaves height, 68 HGV spaces – including 28 dock levelers – and 50kn/m² floor loading.
It will neighbor a growing base of Logistics Park occupiers, including UPS, Lidl, Made.com, CMA CGM, Halo and Dixons Carphone.
Work started on-site during May, with planning consent obtained from Thurrock Council in less than 28 days thanks to the Logistics Park’s Local Development Order.
Construction of the warehouse will be Planet Mark accredited, meaning carbon consumption during the build has been considered and reduced at every possible opportunity. This ensures occupiers can operate more sustainably from a Grade A, BREEAM Excellent centre that has been constructed to the highest sustainable standards.
DP World London Gateway will be offering more details on LG231 at Multimodal tomorrow (Tuesday, June 18) when Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director, will be presenting at the DP World Multimodal café at 3pm. All are welcome to attend.
Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director, DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, said: "We’re delighted to have started work on LG231, a new development at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park.
"Interest in the Logistics Park is high, with around four new leases having been signed in the last 18 months. This new facility gives us the ability to meet the growing needs of our customers quickly with a high-spec building, which – above all – offers unrivalled flexibility.
"We are willing to explore short term leases, from five years – giving prospective occupiers the flexibility they need in complex and volatile times, in a multimodal, market-centric location that can be the catalyst for reducing carbon emissions, while increasing supply chain efficiencies."
Stuart Read, Chairman, Readie Construction, said: "Having successfully completed the development of two warehouses at DP World London Gateway in the last 18 months, we are delighted to have been appointed to construct LG231.
"We have already mobilised on site and works are progressing nicely; we have already begun driving the first of 3,200 piles into the ground as we aim to deliver the building by the end of the year.
"As we have done with other developments on the Logistics Park site, we will be working in harmony with the local community to engage them in the project while ensuring we reduce carbon consumption at every possible point – through the way and from where we source materials, to the processes we use during construction."