Portcentric DC opens in the South East to serve FMCG market
30 July 2020
P&O Ferrymasters has taken on a 231,000 sq ft (21,460 m²) distribution centre at London Gateway, on practical completion of the building on 27 July 2020.
Taking a 5-year lease at the LG231 facility will enable P&O to further build its port/market-centric distribution centre strategy.
LG231 is located in the Logistics Park and sits alongside DP World London Gateway Port, offering multimodal integration.
It follows the opening of a new Rotterdam distribution centre in 2019 and complements the P&O Group developments in Tilbury – activities which are more continental cargo focused. It is Ferrymasters’ first facility in the UK supporting both imports and exports.
The distribution centre has:
- Internal height of 12.5 metres
- 28 dock-levellers and 4 level access loading doors
- Racking & Bulk available
- Wet bond
- Picking from full pallet to piece picking and cross dock container unloading
- B2C & B2B
The distribution centre itself is BREEAM Excellent, with an EPC 'A' rating and is Planet Mark accredited guaranteeing both sustainable construction and operations in the future.
The primary focus of this facility is the Food & Beverage and FMCG industries but it is suitable for any vertical industry.
DP World London Gateway can develop buildings on a build-to-suit basis, from 100,000 sq ft to 1.6 million sq ft, obtaining planning consent within 28 days under its Local Development Order.