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Transport Minister opens first distribution centre at London Gateway Logistics Park

23 July 2015 #Logistics #News #Top Stories

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has officially opened the first distribution centre at DP World London Gateway, which is set to become the UK’s largest logistics centre. Mr Goodwill was joined at the opening ceremony by DP World Chairman, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

The high-tech unit – comprising 16,800m² (180,000 sq ft) of distribution and logistics space and 2,400m² (25,000 sq ft) of office space – has been rated as “very good” by the BREEAM international environmental rating system for buildings.

DP World is already planning to double the size of the new centre to 36,000m² to meet projected market demand.

In partnership with DP World, the centre will be operated by UK logistics provider Import Services Limited, and will offer a variety of activities on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, said, “I am delighted to be able to open the London Gateway Logistics Centre, which is the next step in this groundbreaking development on the north bank of the River Thames. It is breathtaking in its size, scale and attention to detail.

“DP World London Gateway is an excellent example of the benefits inward investment brings to UK infrastructure and the economy.

“Any project that gives the country an edge, whether it be generating supply chain efficiency or leading the way in environmental sustainability, should be commended.”

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