Tilbury’s New 70-acre London Distribution Park Completes Infrastructure Work
(A Port of Tilbury News Release)
Owners of London Distribution Park (LDP) – Forth Ports Ltd and Roxhill Developments Ltd – announce today (17 April 2014) the completion of the infrastructure works for their bespoke 70-acre warehousing development located beside the Port of Tilbury.
LDP is the largest industrial development site closest to the M25 and the completion of the infrastructure works, which includes a new entrance road, drainage system, reservation of utilities and landscaping, now allows the building phase of the high quality distribution facilities to get underway.
The strategically located development, which will provide up to 900,000 sq ft of high quality warehousing and 11 acres of haulage facilities, takes advantage of Tilbury’s prime location to the UK’s transport network and is on the doorstep of the M25 (J30/31).
Charles Hammond, Group Chief Executive of Forth Ports, owners of the Port of Tilbury said: “We are delighted that the first stage of the development is complete and we can now focus on delivering the bespoke buildings for our customers. This multi-million pound development represents a significant opportunity to create jobs in the area and this investment in the infrastructure work brings that a stage closer. LDP is a great asset for our national and international customers who can take advantage of the Port’s excellent Portcentric experience and connections in logistics and distribution. We would hope to see customers operating from the site later this year.”
Jason Dalby, Managing Director at Roxhill Developments, said: “This is excellent progress for the development which offers occupiers such great benefits. LDP is currently the largest ready to go industrial development site closest to the M25 on the market and, coupled with the connectivity of the port, businesses will have a unique advantage being located here. We look forward to progressing with the next phase of the development during 2014.”
LDP is a 70-acre development which received outline planning permission in 2012 and will bring more than 900,000 sq. ft. of new high quality distribution facilities to the area. These will include high quality warehousing from 60,000 sq.ft. upwards and 11 acres of haulage facilities complementing the Port of Tilbury’s exclusive multimodal connectivity, including rail, port and barge services. The development is expected to bring up to 1100 jobs and secure the long term prosperity of the port. For more about The London Distribution Park please go to www.londondistributionpark.com.
17 April 2014
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Notes to Editors
About the Port of Tilbury:
The Port of Tilbury is a significant part of the Forth Ports Group and also London’s major port providing fast, modern distribution services for the benefit of the South East of England.
Tilbury’s strategic position on the Thames provides a major geographical advantage for transport to and out of London and the South?East making its location the natural point for distribution. Serving the UK’s market for forest products, general cargo, vehicles, grain and other bulks, the port offers customers excellent transport links to and from the capital and across the South East. International supply chain expertise is the Port of Tilbury’s undoubted strength and makes the port a leader in portcentric logistics, providing solutions and helping to deliver significant savings.
The Port is a significant distribution centre, covering over 850 acres and is well positioned to access the M25 orbital motorway and the rest of the UK's national motorway network. In addition, there are direct rail connections within the Port, with access to the whole of the UK.
About Roxhill Developments:
Roxhill Developments Limited is a privately owned UK development company established in 2010, specialising in industrial and logistics development. The company has £80 million in available funds and controls over 1,500 acres primarily across the Midlands and South East markets. Roxhill’s objective is to acquire, control and develop prime UK logistics land enhancing value by planning, constructing, pre-letting and selling the developments.