Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Roxhill pushes ahead with Bexley mega-shed site

Roxhill is bringing forward one of the biggest mega-shed development sites within the M25.Previously touted by Prologis the 149-acre scheme at Howbury in Bexley is just off Junction 1A of the M25 motorway and can accommodate up to 2.1 million sq ft of warehousing space.

Roxhill has signed agreements with the landowners to develop out the site after Prologis decided not to renew its option last year. The rail connected site did have some major infrastructure issues. Roxhill is submitting a revised plan for the site which secured consent in 2007. The new master plan envisages up to eight buildings ranging from 132,000 sq ft to 404,0000 sq ft rather than just the four proposed by Prologis.

Charles Blake of Roxhill says: “Our aim is to push ahead with delivery and invest in infrastructure to create a deliverable scheme along the lines of Coventry Gateway. This is the first really big scheme for Roxhill in the South East.”

Roxhill is submitting a new planning application for the site to update and revise the permission granted in 2007. The new plan envisages up to 8 units totalling 2.1 million sq ft. Letting agents have yet to be appointed.

Roxhill is also pushing forward with its 550,000 sq ft Maidstone scheme just off Junction 8 of the M20 motorway.