London Gateway’s Logistics Park is fast-tracking the delivery of a speculative 146,000 sq ft green warehouse facility to meet surging demand for premium warehousing space in the south east of England.

DP World has commissioned the new facility at the Logistics Park, adjacent to London Gateway’s deep-water port, in response to retailers expanding their operations there to meet growing demand for online goods.

Oliver Treneman, DP World’s UK park development director, 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 accreditation.

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“We are using the latest sustainable technologies to drive down both the use of raw materials and carbon emissions to the minimum possible levels.

“We aim to provide supply chain integration and our park is the largest facility of its kind in Europe. From this location, our customers can reduce transport costs, gain access to international supply chains and markets, and benefit directly from port-centric logistics.

“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.