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Warehouses to create 100 jobs in Dartford

A £12 million industrial scheme will deliver up to 100 jobs when it is up and running next summer.

Dartford Borough Council has given Buccleuch Property and Wrenbridge the green light to go ahead and build four large warehouses at The Bridge, a huge business and innovation park just off junction 1A of the M25 - near the Dartford Crossing.

In total it will create 45,500 sq ft of commercial floor space on 1.9 acres of previously undeveloped land.

An artist's impression of the warehouse scheme
An artist's impression of the warehouse scheme

A joint venture between Prologis and Dartford council, The Bridge forms a key part of the Thames Gateway, Europe’s largest area of regeneration.

In addition to six million square feet of industrial space, when fully completed it will include hotels, restaurants, new homes, leisure facilities and more than 80 acres of public open space.

A Sainsbury’s distribution centre is already up and running as well as sites owned by Mercedes-Benz and Motorline.

It is hoped the new scheme, which is due to begin construction in autumn, will attract big names when it opens next July.

Buccleuch and Wrenbridge have previously successfully constructed the Axion Building in Belvedere, which will be sold to Orchard Street Investment Management for £11.3m next month.

Director of Buccleuch Neil Finnie said: “This latest acquisition further enhances our presence in the area, offering a prime opportunity to create value and expand our development exposure in the South East.

“As our plans for the site progress we will work closely with the local council and existing businesses within The Bridge, to ensure the build is in-keeping with the surrounding area.”

Director at Wrenbridge Jeff Wilson added: “We are looking forward to delivering another exceptional speculative warehouse scheme within the thriving south east London and Kent market.

"The proposed unit sizes are exactly what the market needs at this time.”

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