British Land receives planning consent for London urban logistics scheme

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British Land receives planning consent for London urban logistics scheme

British Land has received planning consent for a 644,000 sq ft multi-storey logistics scheme in Thurrock, Essex.

The project, due to begin construction in Q1 2025, will provide occupiers with purpose-built logistics space suitable for use as a hub for last-mile deliveries and returns.

The scheme is located adjacent to Junction 31 of the M25, providing exceptional access to Central London and the South East of England.

Upon completion, the scheme will deliver two storeys of flexible, sustainable warehousing. In line with British Land’s “Greener Spaces” pillar of its 2030 sustainability strategy, the scheme will be targeting a BREEAM Outstanding rating.

British Land has a £1.3bn pipeline of urban logistics developments across London and the South East. Including its Thurrock site, British Land has received consent to deliver 1.3m sq ft of new logistics space this year, which also includes sites in Southwark, Paddington and Enfield.

Mike Best, Head of Logistics at British Land, commented: “We’ve been extremely busy working on our London Urban Logistics pipeline, and have received planning consents for four schemes this year. This enables us to deliver a number of high-quality new logistics space to meet the growing demand, underpinned by the growth of e-commerce and rising customer expectations on the speed and convenience of deliveries.

“Our schemes provide occupiers with much needed future-proofed warehousing in high-demand locations, and we continue to actively explore opportunities for high-quality logistics spaces in urban markets.”

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