Construction has officially begun on Phase Two of the DP World London Gateway Logistics Centre.
The new expansion will provide 180,000 sq ft of new warehousing and office space at the DP World.
London Gateway Logistics Park. There will also be additional separate office space made available for occupation. This marks the second and final phase of the DP World London Gateway Logistics Centre after the successful delivery of Phase One – The 207,000 sq ft warehouse and office space that was completed in 2015. The combined developments of Phases One and Two equate to an enormous 387,000 sq ft at the DP World Centre.
This development provides a rare opportunity for fast occupation of a high-spec cross-dock distribution warehouse facility, in a prime South East location, adjacent to the rapidly expanding, state-of-the-art, deep-sea port of London Gateway.
Tenants located at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park will benefit from the hub’s location as it is just 10 miles from the M25 and 25 miles from Central London. A large labour pool of over three million people live within a 45 minute drive and a specialist in-house team are able to assist and advise on creating additional supply chain value. In addition, full-service estates management is provided by Knight Frank.
Reflecting on the work, Logistics Park Development Director Oliver Treneman, said: “We’re delighted to announce the commencement of work on further warehousing space at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, which will form an extension to the existing DP World London Gateway Logistics Centre.
“This is a unique opportunity for a company to locate part of its operations at one of the UK’s most integrated logistics hubs. DP World London Gateway Port is witnessing exponential growth, with a number of new deep-sea shipping services to new markets, so now is a great time to capitalise on available space at the Logistics Park and engage with us to create even more value in the supply chain.”
It has also been announced that the DP World London Gateway Port has achieved full Authorised Economic Operator status. The internationally recognised quality mark, issued by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, indicates that the Port’s role in the international supply chain is secure and that customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.
Achieving the status will lead to a reduction in delays to cargo passing through the terminal as customs procedures will be simplified, whilst the highest levels of security are upheld.
DP World CEO, Chris Lewis said “DP World London Gateway Port is continuously looking at ways it can better serve its customers. Achieving Authorised Economic Operator status does this. It grants peace of mind to UK customs and our customers, while enabling us to deliver a simplified, more efficient service".
“Ports have a vital role to play in ensuring that the international supply chain is secure and that customs procedures are simple but robust and consistent. This designation is evidence that DP World London Gateway Port takes that role very seriously.”
Earlier this month (December 2016) DP World announced the appointment of a new CIO.
Watch footage of UASC Barzan mooring and unloading at the DP World London Gateway below.