DP World Begins Work on its Largest Green Warehouse at London Gateway
Work has begun on DP World, UK's new speculative 119,000 sq ft green warehouse at London Gateway’s port-centric Logistics Park.
With requirements for premium warehousing in South East of England booming and a record volume of cargo handled by DP World's UK logistics hubs at London Gateway and Southampton in the first half of the year the warehouse is being built to cater to current demands.
No surprise then the new green warehouse is being fast-tracked for completion in Q3 2023.
Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director at DP World in the UK, said: "At London Gateway, we have the space, infrastructure and vision to support customers as they grow, with the new speculative LG119 likely to be of interest to any growing business looking to expand or establish new operations.
"At the size of 400 football pitches, our rapidly expanding Logistics Park is the biggest of its kind in Europe and will become home to a workforce of around 12,000 within the next seven years.
"The site’s outstanding road links, access to an adjacent rail terminal and proximity to both London and a deep-water port will cut transport costs for customers."
In the last year several new tenants have taken leases at London Gateway’s Logistics Park. Transmec and Magnum signed up earlier this year following news that London City Bond, a leading UK bonded warehousing provider, and OASIS Group, a secure information and data storage service provider, would also locate there.
In keeping with DP World’s commitment to minimising the environmental impact of its operations, the new facility is to have BREEAM certification and will be one of the most sustainable warehouses yet built.
It will have an ‘Outstanding’ classification, with a target to deliver a 30% carbon reduction during construction and a 40% reduction in operational carbon emissions.