DP World London Expanding Their Gateway Logistics Park
Buckingham Group has won a contract to build the Common User Facility (CUF) as part of DP World London Gateway Logistics Park.
Following a period of ground preparation and development of key infrastructure by DP World, Buckingham Group is now mobilising to start construction, with the new logistics centre planned for completion in Q1 2015.
The 375,000 square foot multi-purpose specialist cargo handling centre will be built in two phases and will be fully integrated with the new deep sea container port DP World London Gateway.
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 to shorten their supply chains and take advantage of the UK’s most modern port to bring their goods close to the major market of London and the South East. 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.”
With nine million square foot of warehousing and office accommodation, the London Gateway Logistics Park will be the largest of its kind in Europe.
The Common User Facility will offer 24/7 operation, and the benefit of shared labour and materials handling equipment. The facility will include cross-docking, storage, distribution and multi-user ‘pay-as-you-go’ services.
The Common User Facility will have direct connection to Britain’s new port, a major competitive advantage will be the ability to increase reliability as London Gateway port can operate in bad weather such as high wind conditions.
During periods of bad weather in early 2014, DP World London Gateway was the only deep-sea container port that remained open.