Representatives from SEGRO, DHL, the GLA and Newham Council have joined together to mark the completion of a modern, carbon-neutral, last-mile parcel delivery and urban logistics centre for DHL at SEGRO Park Newham.

DHL has taken a lease of a new 51,474 sq ft facility which helps enable the company to grow and enhance its services in East London. The scheme incorporates several sustainability features which exceed the development agreement with the GLA and the requirements in the London Plan. These include an EPC A+ (carbon neutral) rating through photovoltaic cells which will provide solar energy for DHL to power its electric vehicle fleet and a range of sensors within the building which will help manage utilisation and the environmental, energy and plant performance.

Alan Holland, Business Unit Director for Greater London, SEGRO, said: “SEGRO Park Newham is the latest of 22 locations across Europe at which we’ve developed warehousing for DHL, making the company one of our largest customers. The new facility provides a contemporary, sustainable and flexible facility on a perfectly-located site which in turn will help enable DHL to enhance its last mile service in East London. It is a great demonstration of the value we can achieve together.”