Green light for south London multi-storey logistics hub
Developer British Land has received planning permission for a 13,000m2 multi-level logistics scheme in south London.
The project will be built on Mandela Way, close to the junction of New Kent Road, Old Kent Road and Tower Bridge Road and will deliver a vital logistics hub for Southwark and central London.
The former council car pound will be redeveloped to feature four floors of flexible, high-quality, sustainable logistics space which will be suitable for a range of prospective occupiers. The asset’s ground floor logistics space will provide access for a variety of distribution vehicles including HGVs and cargo bikes, while upper floors will be served by lifts.
In line with British Land’s sustainability strategy, the scheme will target a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and use low-carbon materials, and a circular economy strategy to lower embodied and operational carbon emissions.
Mike Best, Head of Logistics at British Land, said: “Mandela Way is the latest scheme in our London urban logistics pipeline to receive planning consent following approvals at both Paddington Central and Enfield earlier this year, enabling us to bring forward another high-quality logistics project and continue to address the acute undersupply of sustainable, modern warehousing in Greater London.”