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UPS to build giant distribution hub at London Gateway

UPS plans massive 2-million sq ft distribution hub at DP World's London Gateway logistics park.
UPS plans massive 2-million sq ft distribution hub at DP World's London Gateway logistics park.
UPS plans massive 2-million sq ft distribution hub at DP World's London Gateway logistics park.

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The global express freight giant UPS has submitted plans to Thurrock Council in the UK for development of a massive distribution hub covering around two million square feet at DP World’s London Gateway logistics park.

A spokesperson for London Gateway said he was unable to comment on the plans, despite their being in the public domain. ““Our policy is not to discuss these matters, as any business negotiations involve confidentiality agreements that would prohibit any comment,” DP World said in a statement.

If approved, the development will mark the latest major deal for London Gateway mid-way through an extremely successful year for the deep water port and logistics hub. John Good and Pentalver both recently deciding to work within the deep water Thames container port.

The council is expected to come to a decision by September 28th, after the logistics giant UPS was granted fast-track planning permission. If permission is granted, the UPS London Hub Parcel Distribution Facility will be built on plot 1020 which measures approximately 500m by 370m with a total area of about 188,000 m2.

The plans include 30,200 square metres of warehousing space, 3,500 square metres of office space, and 3,300 square metres of vehicle servicing and repair facilities.

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