DHL begins work on new warehouse east of London

DHL Freight

DHL Supply Chain is working with DP World to build a new large warehouse in south-east England.

The 482,000 square foot warehouse will be built at DP World London Gateway, strategically located where the Thames river opens onto the North Sea.

The fully automated warehouse will be 42m high, with 36m of clear internal eaves.

It will be built to an Outstanding rating on the BREEAM environmental scale.

Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director at DP World London Gateway, said: “The most striking feature of this new letting is DHL’s significant investment in automation that underpins its commitment to this strategic location.

“DHL will benefit from the right location, the right infrastructure and the right technology to serve Greater London and the South East over the long term.”

Jeremy Cracknell, Senior Property Development Manager at DP World London Gateway, said: “Our Logistics Park is the perfect choice for businesses like DHL looking to save time and instil a level of resilience within their supply chains.

“This latest letting brings the total number of occupiers on the Logistics Park to ten, with DHL joining UPS, Dixons Carphone, MADE.COM, Lidl, Ceva Logistics, P&O Ferrymasters, Halo Handling (SH Pratt), Ziegler UK and Compagnie Fruitiere.”