Work has begun on a 482,000 sq ft warehouse for the world’s leading contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain at DP World London Gateway.
DHL signed an agreement to lease a brand-new bespoke facility at Plot 3040 on London Gateway’s Logistics Park in August 2020, with work to prepare the plot in advance of commencing the main build in 2021 beginning shortly thereafter.
The 42m high bay warehouse will feature 36m of clear internal eaves height and boast an internal volume equivalent to 645 Olympic swimming pools. The facility will be completed to a BREEAM Outstanding rating and will be fully automated, ready for operation in early 2023 by DHL on behalf of a dedicated single user end customer.
Full planning permission for DHL’s new warehouse was received in 24 days through London Gateway’s unique Local Development Order. Upon completion, the facility will be the largest single unit at London Gateway’s Logistics Park.