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London Gateway makes more room for furniture

[ May 4, 2021   //   ]

Lifestyle and furniture retailer is to exercise an option to more than double its capacity at London Gateway’s Logistics Park.

The company will open an additional 350,000sq ft. of new warehousing over two phases, with the first phase complete by August this year and the second in April 2022. This decision has been made possible by DP World’s unique offering and main USP – for its occupants to easily scale up their physical distribution infrastructure and grow their business within London Gateway Logistics Park. Allowing occupants to take advantage of developable land on a site the size of 400 football pitches and easily scale up their distribution operations in line with their business growth. 

Oliver Treneman, Park Development Director at DP World in the UK, said: “When Made first approached us, they were a young and dynamic new entrant to the market and the ability to scale up was a key consideration for them – we have demonstrated both a flexible approach and that we are able to deliver.

“As the economy grows and consumers purchase more goods online, businesses increasingly need smarter logistics solutions to serve their customers. By providing the ability for occupiers to expand we are supporting businesses with the scalability they need to grow in tandem with our rapidly expanding Logistics Park.”

The Logistics Park’s proximity to both a deep-water port and London, Europe’s largest consumer market, cuts transport costs between port and logistic hubs and between hubs and marketsMade’s chief operating officer Nicola Thompson, added: “Combined with our innovative ‘just in time’ supply chain model, this expansion of our warehousing facility in Tilbury is an exciting step towards achieving our long-term strategy to grow the business sustainably.”