London Gateway is set to become Europe’s largest logistic park and the UK’s first deep-sea container port. DTA are proud to have supplied their expertise as lead transport consultants in this ground-breaking development.
In 2005, DTA were appointed by London Gateway/DP World to provide a strategic implementation of the site’s transport infrastructure requirements. Although the application had been granted, there were many interim and longer term conditions such as improvements to Junction 30 on the M25. DTA facilitated the interim stage to gain Section 278 approval, allowing the project to be delivered.
Having completed the interim requirements, DTA revisited the final scheme requirements of Junction 30. Their findings were that the initial plan was overstated in relation to the forecasted traffic and freight figures. This review was accepted by the Highways Agency, providing the client with a substantial saving in infrastructure development costs.
More recently, DTA have been involved in providing the transport assessment for London Gateway, for what has become known as England’s largest Local Development Order or “Super LDO”.
DTA’s additional contribution has been to prepare a model for London Gateway that demonstrates the savings and benefits of co-locating a port and a logistics park in the Thames Estuary in comparison to other port locations. The model illustrates significant savings in mileage and overland freight movement to potential LG customers through being so closely located to London.