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DP World opens its largest UK warehouse in Coventry

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21 June 2024
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DP World has opened a 598,000 sq ft warehouse in Coventry - its largest ever in the UK - investing £34 million in the site.

It comes after the group opened last September a 270,000 sq ft facility in Bicester - the nation’s largest music and video distribution warehouse - and expands on its 75,000 sq ft Burton upon Trent site launched in 2022.

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"The completion of the Coventry warehouse reinforces once again our commitment to meeting complex requirements and delivering best in class assets for our customers," said Denis Doyle, senior vice- president of operations.

"Our £50m investment into the three sites at Coventry, Bicester and Burton upon Trent is part of a wider strategy to extend our reach into the UK supply chain.”

"We have been building a unique array of assets and suite of capabilities, helping our UK and European customers stay competitive in a fast changing and unpredictable trading environment, while serving the
national interest.

"Together with the imminent opening of the £350m new fourth berth at London Gateway, this new platform for growth in the warehousing sector will drive forward our ambition to be the UK’s leading provider of end-to-end logistics," he added.

The new warehouse was completed last month following two years' construction alongside developer SEGRO PLC.

It includes a new fully Automated Case Retrieval (ACR)
system which will significantly increase efficiency. It was built to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Operating in 78 countries, DP World handles 10 per cent of world trade. It provides logistics, freight forwarding and European transport capabilities.


Giles Gwinnett is a writer at The Business Magazine. He has been a journalist for more than 20 years and covered a vast array of topics at a range of media settings - in print and online. After his NCTJ newspaper training, he became a reporter in Hampshire before moving to a news agency in Gloucestershire. In recent years, he has been covering the financial markets along with company news for an investor-focused web portal. His many interests include politics, energy and the environment. He lives in Dorset.

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