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London Gateway breaks ground on common user site

[ July 16, 2014   //   ]

London Gateway officially kicked off the construction of its Common User Facility (CUF) on 15 July. The 386,000sq ft multipurpose specialist cargo handling centre will offer shared warehousing and transportation, materials handling equipment and labour with 24/7 cross-docking, storage, distribution and multi-user ‘pay-as-you-go’ value added logistics services.

DP World London Gateway CEO, Simon Moore, said: “The CUF will be a highly attractive proposition for SMEs that do not need a large standalone dedicated distribution centre of their own. However, it will also be valuable for larger businesses looking for supplementary capacity or an ‘incubator opportunity’ where they can build up volumes from an initial small start.”

Construction is due to be completed around March 2015, with operations starting around April.

Earlier, developer Prologis announced that it would build a speculative 316,000 sq ft distribution centre at London Gateway.

CUF impression resized