THURROCK Council has welcomed the news that Roxhill Developments has signed a joint venture with Forth Ports to develop the London Distribution Park at the Port of Tilbury.
Forth Ports, the owner of the Port of Tilbury, has sold a 50% share in the scheme to Roxhill.
The park is a 70 acre development close to the M25 with outline planning permission for up to 940,000 sq ft of industrial space.
Thurrock Council’s regeneration portfolio holder Cllr Andy Smith has welcomed the news that the Port of Tilbury has appointed a partner to help with the development of the London Distribution Park.
Speaking after the announcement that Roxhill Developments had joined with Forth Ports – owners of the Port of Tilbury – Cllr Smith said: “This is really tremendously good news to start the New Year with.
“Roxhill’s specialist expertise will help ensure the success of the distribution park which is a key aspect in the overall regeneration of Thurrock.
“The jobs this development will bring to our borough will help Thurrock grow into the logistics hub for the whole nation.
“2013 is a really important year for the borough.
“Today’s news, in conjunction with the knowledge that the first berth at London Gateway is expected to come on stream in the last few months of the year shows that Thurrock is really starting to fulfil its potential.”