Beckton parcel delivery depot to be built next month
PUBLISHED: 17:13 15 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:13 15 March 2017
Work on a 45,207 sq ft depot set to be used by a parcel delivery company is to begin next month
The site, in Jenkins Lane, Beckton, has been pre-let on a 25 year deal by DPD, and is set to be developed as part of a wider scheme to regenerate the A13 corridor.
Known as Segro Park Newham, it is part of the East Plus partnership between London-based development company Segro and the Greater London Authority (GLA).
The project will see 1.4 million sq m of industrial space developed at five sites across Newham, Barking and Dagenham and Havering during the next decade.
The DPD centre, set to create 104 jobs, is the first phase of the Segro Park Newham redevelopment.
Future phases will aim to appeal to other logistics operators, showrooms and hotels.
Andy Gulliford, chief operating officer at Segro, said: “The pre-let deal with DPD is hugely significant and represents an important early milestone in our partnership with the GLA.
“DPD is a valued long-standing customer of SEGRO and we are delighted to build on our established relationship, working together on such an exciting and strategically important project for all parties involved.”
Deirdra Armsby, director of regeneration and planning at Newham Council, added: “We worked closely with Segro and the GLA to bring DPD to the Borough, securing such a renowned distribution and logistics company is tremendously important for the jobs it brings. #
“We recognise the East Plus development will a unlock significant economic benefits for Newham and the wider London Riverside area, bringing new occupiers and encouraging businesses to expand and grow.”
Both Segro Park Newham and its counterpart along the river, Segro Park Rainham, are being built ahead of schedule.
When it is complete, the Jenkins Lane development is projected to include a total of 165,000 sq ft of industrial space.