Green light for £200m Dartford mega shed

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
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Tritax Big Box and Bericote Properties have gained planning for a 2.3m sq ft warehouse in Dartford.

Amazon is understood to have signed up for 2.3m mega shed
Amazon is understood to have signed up for 2.3m mega shed

This morning Tritax confirmed it was advancing with the vast four-storey warehouse after confirming a pre-let with a major online retailer, understood to be Amazon.

It plans to invest £200m in the project at a 45-acre site plot at the 119-acre site of the old Littlebrook Power Station.

Contractor ISG is understood to be favourite to build the 60-week project, which would be Amazon’s largest distribution centre in Europe.

Nottingham-based Collins Earthworks has the site preparation deal.

The project is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating through a 3.5MW roof solar panel system which would be the UK’s biggest.

Other emission-reducing features would include an electric heating system, energy-saving lighting, low water use and 40 electric car-charging vehicle points

Colin Godfrey, CEO, Fund Management, said: “The signing of this pre-let for a 2.3 million sq ft prime logistics facility is a great achievement and demonstrates our strategy is working.

“Recent macro events are accelerating substantial tailwinds for our business through the ongoing adoption of e-commerce platforms as consumers increasingly shop online.

“This enhances our existing portfolio with a substantial, prime and sustainable logistics investment at an attractive yield on cost as we advance our plans to transform this disused brownfield site into a new premium logistics park.

“Working with our partner Bericote, the development of the site will not only deliver much sought-after high specification logistics space for London, but will also bring enhanced local infrastructure and significant employment opportunities to the local area, strengthening its economic growth.”

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