DP World has started work on a new 231,000 sq ft warehouse at its London Gateway Logistics Park. Named LG231, the facility – which is sited on the north of the 9.25million sq ft Logistics Park, located just 25 miles from Central London – will be ready for occupation in December 2019.

Left to right: Stuart Read, Chairman, Readie Construction; Jeremy Cracknell, Senior Property Development Manager, DP World London Gateway; Mark Whorlow, Project Manager, Readie; Steve Quinton, Logistics Park Project Manager, DP World London Gateway.

The new build offers occupiers and operators the ability to significantly reduce supply chain carbon emissions by being located at the heart of the UK’s densely populated, South Eastern consumer market and on the same site as one of the world’s fastest growing, best connected ports, with excellent road and rail links.

Readie Construction has been appointed as the principle contractor for the development which will comprise 218,945 sq ft of warehouse space and 11,970 sq ft of two-storey ancillary office.

In addition, the facility’s yard will have a depth of 50 metres, it will have 12.5 metre clear eaves height, 68 HGV spaces – including 28 dock levelers – and 50kn/m² floor loading.

It will neighbor a growing base of Logistics Park occupiers, including UPS, Lidl, Made.com, CMA CGM, Halo and Dixons Carphone.

Work started on-site during May, with planning consent obtained from Thurrock Council in less than 28 days thanks to the Logistics Park’s Local Development Order.

Construction of the warehouse will be Planet Mark accredited, meaning carbon consumption during the build has been considered and reduced at every possible opportunity. This ensures occupiers can operate more sustainably from a Grade A, BREEAM Excellent centre that has been constructed to the highest sustainable standards.

DP World London Gateway offered more details on LG231 at Multimodal last month when Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director, presented at the DP World Multimodal café.

Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director, DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, said: “We’re delighted to have started work on LG231, a new development at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park.”