The Port of Tilbury’s London Distribution Park officially begun construction, with Stephen Hammond MP, minister for transport, visiting the site for the occasion.
The 70-acre warehousing development, which is a joint venture between Forth Ports and Roxhill Developments, will bring more than 940,000 sq ft of new distribution facilities to the port, including 50,000 sq ft and upwards of warehousing and 17 acres of haulage facilities.
It is also expected to create around 1,100 jobs as part of Essex Port’s growth plan.
“Ports and associated businesses, such as logistics parks, can be a key contributor to economic growth both for imports and exports, as well as creating many much needed new jobs, said Hammond.
“Building a logistics park next to the port with its good rail links the Port of Tilbury will help reduce the number of miles goods travel by road to reach their final destination and so help reduce the effects of road transport on the environment, congestion and pollution.”