London Gateway Logistics Park is acknowledged by many in the industry as the best distribution (“big sheds”) site in the UK, and will be Europe’s largest logistics park, providing some 9.25m sq. ft (860k sq m) of accommodation, primarily for the distribution sector.
The particular location of the park, and the combination of the port and park, provides a unique PortCentric logistics platform. The park already benefits from a good road network, with dual carriageway to its front door from the motorway network, which will be upgraded as the development progresses. The park also has a single track rail branch-line to the site which is to be dualled as part of the rail works, which will comprise rail terminals in both the port and the park.
The location of the park is of significant importance being within the biggest single consumer market in the UK of London and the south east, which represents approximately half of UK sales. Occupiers of the park who use deep-sea shipping will be closer to that market, which will enable them to realise significant transport and other “supply chain” savings and efficiencies.