Delivery giant plans one of largest ever infrastructure investments outside the US


Delivery giant UPS has announced plans to build a £120m sorting office in the Thames Gateway.

The 32,000 sq m package sorting and delivery facility will be built at DP World’s London Gateway logistics complex in Essex.

UPS said the project was one of the company’s largest ever infrastructure investments outside of the US.

Luis Arriaga, managing director for the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, said: “This construction reaffirms UPS’s commitment to the UK and our confidence in its economy.

“It is part of our nearly $2bn (£1.3bn) in infrastructure investments across Europe over the next five years.”

The facility is expected to complete in 2017 and once finished will be able to process 30,000 packages per hour, with room for expansion.