As part of its integrator strategy, Maersk is consistently expanding its inventory of warehouses in the UK and Ireland. In addition to a 15-year lease for a newly built warehouse in Doncaster in the north of England, Maersk has signed a lease for two new distribution centers in the Irish capital Dublin. All facilities have a strong focus on their activities with low CO2 emissions.
The Doncaster facility is part of the development of G Park Doncaster Mammoth 602 and is perfectly connected by road (almost five motorways), rail (Doncaster International Railport) and air (Robin Hood Airport). With a total area of over 600,000 m2, 60 dock levellers, 20 metres of free indoor height and several hundred parking spaces and offices, the warehouse is one of the largest in the UK. It is also one of the most sustainable logistics buildings in northern England. The developer GLP built the facility on a net zero carbon construction schedule (within the UKGBC framework). In addition to the warehouse in Doncaster, Maersk’s portfolio includes two other UK distribution centres in Tamworth and Kettering.
In Ireland, Maersk has signed a lease for the lease of two new warehouses at the Quantum Logistics Park in Northern Dublin. Units 3 and 4 within Quantum Logistics Park will have a combined space of 250,000 m2 and will be built to meet the sustainability standards of LEED Gold and BREEAM Excellent ratings.
Dublin-based developer IPUT Real Estate will complete the two warehouses in Q4 2022 and Q2 2023, while unit 4 will also become Ireland’s first net-zero logistics building to use a glue-laminated timber construction frame. Quantum Logistics Park is strategically located 2 km from Dublin Airport and 15 km from Dublin Port with direct access to the M2 motorway.
“These three new warehouses in the UK and Ireland are a powerful statement that we are ready to deliver on our Integrator promise to our customers and serve them with end-to-end logistics solutions from the factory to their end consumers if required. The demand for integrated and thus more resilient supply chains has grown significantly over the past two years. The disruptions of Brexit and the pandemic moved logistics from a commodity level to a C-level topic-where it actually belongs, ” said Gary Jeffreys, Area Managing Director UK & Ireland
“As decarbonisation of sea, air and land Logistics is an integral part of Maersk’s strategy by 2040, we are delighted to partner with two highly capable developers who will help us achieve that ambitious goal in onshore logistics.”
After the successful acquisition of the warehousing specialist LF Logistics in Asia, Maersk today offers its customers integrated logistics solutions in more than 550 warehouses with a total area of around 9.5 million m2. Several additional Maersk warehouses are planned to be commissioned in Europe in the coming months.