Work starts on massive new warehouse for London Gateway
DP World has started work on a new 231,000 sq ft warehouse at its London Gateway Logistics Park, reports SHD Logistics.
Named LG231, the facility is located in the north of the 9.25million sq ft Logistics Park, located just 25 miles from Central London. It is expected to be ready by December this year.
The new warehouse 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.
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 space.
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 sit adjacent to a growing base of Logistics Park tenants, including UPS, Lidl, Made.com, CMA CGM, Halo and Dixons Carphone.
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.
“We’re delighted to have started work on LG231, a new development at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park,” said Oliver Treneman, park development director, 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,” he added. “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.”