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Approval given for multi-storey logistics scheme in Thurrock

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British Land has received planning consent for a 59,800m2 multi-storey logistics scheme in Thurrock, Essex.

The project will provide occupiers with a 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 access to Central London and the South East of England.

According to British Land, the scheme will deliver two storeys of flexible, sustainable warehousing, in line with its ‘Greener Spaces’ philosophy. The project is also targeting a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating.

British Land currently has a £1.3bn pipeline of urban logistics developments across London and the South East. As well as the Thurrock site, the developer has received consent to deliver new logistics space 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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