Last Mile Brief 22/06/2023: Network Rail unveils plan for London last mile hub at former Olympic site
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Network Rail has revealed its plans for Bow Goods Yard in East London, which involve a last mile hub and the regeneration of over 30 acres of brownfield land.
According to Network Rail, the development has the potential to deliver a sustainable transport network for East London through rail fed warehousing with an integrated last mile logistics hub to serve Greater London.
This, it is said, could significantly reduce HGV journeys across London delivering a lower carbon footprint and easing congestion.
Network Rail and its team will continue to work closely with partners including LLDC, Greater London Authority and The London Boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets to deliver the last major development opportunity in 2012 Olympic zone.
Commenting on the plans, Robin Dobson, Group Property Director at Network Rail, said:
“As the last part of the regeneration story for the Olympic Park, Bow Goods Yard is strategically connected by both road and rail. The development has the potential to create London’s largest state-of-the-art freight and last mile logistics hub to serve Greater London, alongside delivering homes, a workspace campus and open space connecting to the surrounding neighbourhoods. The regeneration of this strategic site demonstrates the huge importance rail infrastructure plays in unlocking the development of brownfield sites and to deliver on London’s sustainability agenda. We look forward to working closely with both communities and key stakeholders on this opportunity.”