DP World in the UK announced that work has begun on a new speculative 119,000 square feet green warehouse at London Gateway’s port-centric Logistics Park. The company has witnessed its best year for new business in a decade, with demand for premium warehousing space in the South East of England reaching ‘unprecedented’ levels and a record volume of cargo handled by its two UK logistics hubs at London Gateway and Southampton in the first half of the year. In response to customer demand, the new green warehouse is being fast-tracked for completion in Q3 2023.In the last 12 months, four major new tenants have taken leases at London Gateway’s Logistics Park. Transmec and Magnum, two leading logistics businesses, signed up earlier this year following the news that London City Bond, a leading UK bonded warehousing provider, and OASIS Group, a secure information and data storage service provider, would also locate there.In keeping with DP World’s commitment to minimising the environmental impact of its operations, the new facility will be one of the most sustainable warehouses yet built. It will have a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ classification, with a target to deliver a 30 per cent carbon reduction during construction and a 40 per cent reduction in operational carbon emissions.