DP World is currently presenting an opportunity to lease office space at one of the world’s fastest growing logistics facilities with outstanding business links to Essex, the UK and Europe.
The accommodation, ready for immediate occupation, forms part of the Logistics Centre situated on DP World London Gateway’s 460 acre Logistics Park, the largest site of its kind in Europe equivalent in size to around 195 football pitches.
Ideally situated for logistics related and freight forward businesses
The Logistics Park is located on the north bank of the River Thames in Thurrock, Essex, 30 miles (48 km) east of central London. The Park is connected directly to DP World’s new deep-water container terminal, capable of handling the largest container ships in the world. In addition, the Port offers UK’s longest international and European rail freight terminal. The space marketed presents the perfect opportunity for logistics related business and freight forward business across the region.
The location benefits from direct road access to the A13, which is approximately a mile away, and the J30 of the M25, ten miles to the west. Accessibility is enhanced by two rail lines operated by C2C serving three local railway stations, all within a few miles. London City, London Stansted, London Gatwick and London Southend airports are all within one hour travel time, giving direct access to numerous European and worldwide destinations.
Data from Nomis Labour Market profile (East Thurrock March 2017- June 2017) suggests a large-scale skilled workforce who are economically active, but more importantly the unemployed rate is above the national average. Subsequently, the availability of labour combined with connectivity creates a compelling proposition for businesses.
Companies looking to relocate to the Logistics Park will be neighbouring current occupiers such as UPS, which has made its largest ever infrastructure investment outside of the USA.
High spec offices
The Logistics Centre was speculatively built in two phases; Phase 1 offices were completed in 2015 and let to three local businesses; John Good Shipping, Westbound Shipping Services Ltd, and Estuary Waste Management Ltd. Lidl currently occupies the cross-dock warehouse facility of the building and became operational in February 2017.
Logistics Centre 2 accommodation comprises an additional 16,186 sq.ft (1,504 sq.m) over three floors completed to ‘Category A’ standard, with suspended ceiling and floor on the upper levels and parking for up to 48 vehicles. The building benefits from sophisticated environmental features such as rainwater harvesting, double glazing, energy efficient office lighting with daylight and presence control and photo voltaic cells to generate energy from the sun’s rays. Subsequently, the offices are BREEAM rated ‘Very Good’, ensuring low operating cost for occupiers.
Going beyond the design and build of the facility, occupiers can benefit from using commuter car-sharing, cycle to work schemes and other initiatives offered as part of the overall estate management service provided by DP World London Gateway. There’s also an interactive Logistics Park community website that occupiers can use to learn more about what is happening around their working environment. Prospective occupiers can also take advantage of flexible lease terms on offer at DP World London Gateway by collaborating with the developer. This offers the ability to adapt in uncertain economic times.
The sole agents for the new office space is Essex-based Whybrow. CEO Ewan Dodds BSc FRICS said he expects a high demand for the new development.
In a market where there is a huge shortage of quality stock, DP World is offering a high-quality building coupled with high levels of security and excellent management, creating an attractive environment suited to 21st Century occupiers.
“The total package is very compelling – it’s a unique opportunity to be part of a high profile international scheme developed by a world class company, DP World. With local occupiers including UPS and Lidl, the Logistics Centre is a one in a life time opportunity. Those who do become occupiers will be part of one of the biggest logistics opportunities in Europe, and would immediately become part of an important, progressive and dynamic business community with access to markets across the South of England and internationally.
There are many regional freight forwarding shipping businesses and logistics companies as well as related businesses who could be potential tenants for this space. We are seeking companies who are considering taking up office space from 2,000 sq.ft up to 16,186 sq.ft. The space would suit a progressive organisation seeking quality space and the opportunity to grow their business.”
Ewan Dodds BSc FRICS, CEO, Whybrow
Full brochure and details can be downloaded here.
For more information about leasing an office contact Whybrow here.
For more information about DP World London Gateway see here.