DP World has announced that it will speculatively develop a new 146,000 sq ft facility at its 10 million sq ft London Gateway scheme, which will achieve BREEAM ‘Outstanding’.
Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director at DP World in the UK, said: “The new facility will be ready for occupancy in the last quarter of the year and will be one of the most sustainable warehouses yet built, with a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ classification, EPC Rating A and Planet Mark Accredited. We are using the latest sustainable technologies to drive down both the use of raw materials and carbon emissions to the minimum possible levels.”
DP World has commissioned the new LG146 facility to create the space needed by businesses who want to take advantage of the logistics park being adjacent to London Gateway’s deep-water port and outstanding road and rail connections to the capital, Europe’s largest consumer market. Increasingly, retailers are expanding their operations at London Gateway to satisfy surging demand for online goods.
Treneman added: “In conjunction with the nearby Port of Tilbury, London Gateway is also bidding for Freeports status which would further enhance the attractiveness of this location for companies looking to expand.”
The new facility will be completed and ready for occupation in December.