DP World London Gateway has teamed up with retailer Marks & Spencer and DP World London Gateway to jointly announce plans for a new £200 million distribution centre, which will be located at London Gateway in South Essex. The new facility, which will cover approximately 900,000 square feet, will be located at the new deep-sea container port and logistics park, which opens later this year.
“London Gateway will become our third large distribution centre in the UK as we transform our logistics operations into a modern and agile supply chain, fit for the future of M&S," Marc Bolland, Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer.
"As we become an international, multi-channel retailer, London Gateway will help us become more efficient by cutting costs and locating our supply chain closer to our stores and our international markets. It will also help us deliver against our Plan A objectives by removing road miles and emissions from our network.”
Subject to planning permission, Marks & Spencer will begin construction of the new facility in 2014. London Gateway port is set to open in Q4 this year.