DHL Aviation has taken a 81,000 sq ft unit at the Heathrow Cargo Centre in a deal that almost doubles the space it occupies at the centre.
It has leased the facility from Airport Property Partnership, a joint venture between SEGRO and Aviva Investors.
DHL already occupies 100,250 sq ft including airside yard area, and now it has taken the building next door, including further airside yard area, to cope with increasing demand.
The primary function of DHL Aviation is to provide international transport services for the DHL group including all export, import and transhipment of DHL shipments which includes customs and security processing.
The Heathrow Cargo Centre, also known as “The Horseshoe”, provides cargo transit units with direct airside access.
Danny Pedri, managing director, hubs & gateways UK and Ireland, DHL Aviation, said: “The Horseshoe at Heathrow provides us with an ideally located cargo transit unit and direct airside access, which is essential for our aviation business. To accommodate our growing market share, we’ve been pleased to work closely with the APP team to meet our requirement for expansion at Heathrow.”