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London Thames Gateway Warehouse Facility Opens for DHL and Mars

London Thames Gateway Warehouse Facility Opens for DHL and Mars
16 June 2023

Mars and DHL’s “Project Gateway” investment into UK operations concludes with the opening of the London Thames Gateway facility.

The building is 42 meters tall, making it one of the tallest distribution centres in Europe and features 3,700 solar panels, which produce 27 per cent of the site’s power usage.

It has achieved BREEAM Outstanding accreditation, placing it in the top one per cent of non-domestic buildings in the UK environmentally.

The facility also features high-frequency charging of equipment resulting in up to 30 per cent less energy usage, rainwater harvesting and LED lighting throughout.


£350m ‘Project Gateway’ Investment


Following the opening of the East Midlands Gateway facility in May 2022, the opening of London Thames Gateway completes Mars UK’s new logistics operation, through a £350 million investment and partnership with DHL. The two new sites combined will increase Mars’ UK warehousing capacity by over 50 per cent.

The project will reduce Mars UK’s logistics carbon footprint by 7.7 per cent and remove a million miles a year from roads - which is 40 times around the world.

Adam Grant, General Manager, Mars Wrigley UK – Mars said: Today is a major milestone for Mars UK’s logistics operations and a meaningful step in our sustainability journey. Over the past few years, our partnership with DHL has seen the completion of two pioneering facilities. Not only does this futureproof our distribution practices, it also puts into action Mars’s aim to create a world-class logistics operation that is sustainable, smart and agile.”

Picture: a photograph of the exterior of the DHL building at London Thames Gateway. Image Credit: DHL

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 16 June 2023


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