As part of its integrator strategy, Maersk is 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 centres in the Irish capital Dublin. All the facilities have a strong focus on their operations, creating low CO2 emissions.
The Doncaster facility is part of the G Park Doncaster Mammoth 602 development. It is connected via road (close to five motorways), rail (Doncaster International Railport), and air (Robin Hood Airport). With more than 600,000 sq ft total space, 60 dock levellers, 20m internal clear height, and several hundred parking spaces and offices, the warehouse is one of the largest in the UK. It also ranks among the most sustainable logistics buildings in North England. The developer GLP has built the facility on a net zero carbon scheme for construction (within the UKGBC framework). In addition to the warehouse in Doncaster, Maersk’s portfolio comprises two other distribution centres in the UK, Tamworth and Kettering.
In Ireland, Maersk has signed a lease for renting two new warehouses in the Quantum Logistics Park in the North of Dublin. Units 3 and 4 within Quantum Logistics Park will feature a combined space of 250,000 sq ft and will be built to fulfil the sustainability standards of LEED Gold and BREEAM Excellent ratings.
The Dublin-based developer IPUT Real Estate will complete the two warehouses in Q4 2022 and Q2 2023. Unit 4 will also become Ireland’s first net zero logistics building using a glue-laminated timber structural frame. Quantum Logistics Park is strategically located 2 km from Dublin airport and 15 km from Dublin port, with immediate access to the M2 motorway.
“These three new warehouses in the UK and Ireland are a strong statement that we are ready to deliver on our integrator promise to our customers and serve them with end-to-end logistics solutions from factory to their end-consumers if they wish. 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 the logistics from a commodity level to a C-level topic – where it actually belongs”, said Gary Jeffreys, Area Managing Director UK & Ireland.
Several additional Maersk warehouses are planned to go into operation in Europe in the coming months.