London Gateway Logistics Park welcomes second major tenant since becoming a Freeport
OASIS Group has become the second business to move to DP World’s port-centric logistics park at London Gateway since it became a freeport, as the nine million sq ft site 28 miles from central London continues to attract major investment.
The information management services provider this month took possession of a sustainable 108,973 sq ft warehouse at the rapidly expanding logistics hub. The substantial financial incentives that come with locating at Thames Freeport include no stamp duty on commercial leases and land transactions, savings on employer national insurance contributions, a five year holiday on business rates and a regime of enhanced capital allowances.
Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director at DP World in the UK, said: “I am delighted that OASIS Group has become part of our fast growing logistics hub at London Gateway, which is a central pillar of Thames Freeport. Being the largest privately owned records and information management provider in Europe, their arrival is another endorsement of our location and the importance of proximity to London as a key driver to sustainability-minded customers.”
“The new warehouse combines market-leading specification, the highest sustainability standards and 21m clear height to the eaves. In the next five years we expect many more businesses to become part of Thames Freeport and join OASIS Group at London Gateway, where our logistics park is the biggest of its kind in Europe and is set to become home to a workforce of around 12,000 people.”
Kerry Blinston, Managing Director UK & Ireland at OASIS Group, added: “London Gateway has strategic road access to London and the M25, giving OASIS the ability to service our clients across the South East region using our electric fleet of vehicles. We are delighted to support OASIS and our clients’ shared sustainability efforts with these high-quality facilities.”
With a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ classification the OASIS Group facility is one of the most sustainable warehouses ever built, delivering a 30% carbon reduction during construction and 40% reduction in operational carbon emissions.
Over the last 10 years DP World has invested £2 billion in the UK, supporting thousands of jobs. Over the next 10 years the logistics provider has earmarked a further £1 billion of investment, with a £350m new fourth berth at London Gateway scheduled to open in summer 2024.