The first phase of the 34,800m2 (375,000 square foot) multi-purpose Common User Facility has been officially opened today by Robert Goodwill, UK Minster for Transport and DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem. The high-tech 16,800m2 (180,000 sq ft) space comprises distribution and logistics space with the benefit of shared labour and materials handling equipment. The 24/7 facility will include cross-docking, storage, distribution and multi-user ‘pay-as-you-go’ services, as well as 10,000 sq ft of office space.
This is the next step in the DP World London Gateway port that opened in October 2013 and is the first of many buildings to be constructed at the site which combines one of Europe’s largest logistics parks with the UK’s most advanced deep-sea port – a gateway to the world, creating the ultimate in port-centric logistics.
DP World Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: “This is a highly significant milestone for both DP World London Gateway and London Gateway Logistics Park because it opens the doors for UK importers and exporters both large and small. It also offers customers a catalyst for collaboration and improved asset utilisation, with occupiers sharing warehousing and transportation, saving costs whilst improving their own customer service with shorter replenishment cycles.”
GWP Project Services were appointed to facilitate the BREEAM assessment to BREEAM ‘very good’ accreditation, while the building also achieved the best possible Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for its size.