Bridge Industrial Breaks Ground at its First UK Development Site


September 7, 2022


United Kingdom

Bridge Industrial has broken ground at its 2.28-acre site in Barking, in an event hosted by Wilten Construction. With PC scheduled for December 2022, this will be Bridge’s first development site to complete in the UK.

Bridge Point Barking will offer 50,246 sq ft of last-mile logistics space in a detached, self-contained unit available to let following completion of works.

A Net Zero Carbon development, the site is being built to a BREEAM Excellent rating, with roof mounted Solar Photovoltaics generating more than 140,000kWh per year. The building orientation has been optimized with glazing and fabric to reduce energy consumption and associated emissions, with low-flow, efficient water fittings to reduce water consumption.

Bridge Point Barking with also benefit from on-site cycle parking, electric car charging points and car sharing spaces.

Located on Alfreds Way, Bridge Point Barking is immediately linked to the A13, linking to the M25, the A406 (North Circular) and Central London, in an established industrial location popular with self-storage and trade counter operators. DTRE and Colliers have been retained as letting agent.

Paul Hanley, Bridge’s London Partner, said: “We are delighted have broken ground on what will be our first development to complete in the UK. We are pleased to be working with Wilten Construction to deliver this best in class, last-mile logistics building on a speculative basis.”

Naim Basha, Managing Director at Wilten, said: “We are pleased to be on site for Bridge Industrial delivering their first UK development. Bridge is a key client for Wilten Construction, aligned to our future ambitions, and we are looking forward to setting the standard with our fully managed design service and best in class delivery, building our successful mutual future and developing our relationship as a preferred supply chain partner.”

The build is supported by project partners Everson (agent), engineers Burrows Graham and architect Chetwoods.

Bridge launched its UK operations in November 2020. The firm now has six development sites within the M25 totalling more than 734,000 sq ft – in Chadwell Heath, Southall, Barking, Uxbridge, Croydon and Weybridge. Bridge Point Barking, Bridge Point Uxbridge and Bridge Point Southall all achieved planning consent this year.

Bridge is continuing to actively pursue land and development opportunities throughout Greater London, the South East, and the West Midlands.