APL Logistics relocates UK offices to Delancey’s Here East
- The new offices will take up 8,644 sq ft of space in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- APL Logistics joins the burgeoning cultural and creative cluster at Here East
London, 19 Feb 2019: Here East, have today announced that APL Logistics will be relocating its UK offices to its award winning campus located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The US $1.6bn global supply chain services provider, which designs and operates smart globally integrated supply chains, will be taking 8,644 sq ft of space in the former Press Centre alongside companies such as Neopost, LC2 and Plexal. The latter is Delancey’s innovation centre, which is the base for over 100 companies, including the electric scooter company Bird, and the government funded national cyber security centre (LORCA).
APL Logistics combine origin and destination logistics solutions with transportation services across all modes and regions of the world. The company has a long and distinguished history as an innovator in logistics and technology solutions. In addition to this, they work across a host of different sectors including automotive, retail, industrial and consumer businesses. Many of these sectors are represented at Here East, making them a natural fit to the ever-growing campus ecosystem.
As the most successful post- Olympic transformation of an International Press and Broadcast Centre in the world, Here East is now home to a curated community of tenants, spanning start-ups, global corporates, creative businesses and academic institutions. Through this approach to collaborative working, Here East is now referenced globally as one of the best examples of creating a new technology and innovation ecosystem: a supercampus.
Gavin Poole, CEO of Here East, comments: “Our aim for Here East has always been to provide a space where large global businesses are able to work alongside and collaborate with academic institutions and scale-ups. APL Logistics’ decision to join our tech-focused campus shows their dedication to innovation and interest in collaborating with like-minded companies. This makes them the perfect fit for Here East and we look forward welcoming them.”
David Ashcroft, Managing Director of APL Logistics, comments: “The move to Here East marks an exciting milestone for ALP Logistics. We are continually expanding and our work within logistics and technology solutions means that moving to Here East was a natural choice for us. The ability to access and be part of the cross-sector innovation at Here East will allow us to continue to innovate and grow our business. We are looking forward to becoming part of the campus in the near future.”
Paul Goswell, Managing Director of Delancey comments: “The high demand for space at Here East demonstrates the appetite for businesses of all sizes and industries to join a campus environment that promotes collaboration and innovation. APL Logistics is the perfect example of a large global business that is disrupting its sector and looking to collaborate with other companies to create genuine innovation.”
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About Here East
Here East is located at the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and provides over one million square feet of dedicated and versatile spaces for creative and digital companies. It is designed as a place for start-up entrepreneurial businesses to co-exist and collaborate with global established businesses and support genuine product innovation.
The Here East campus includes shared workspaces and public areas to foster a tight community, with space for discussion and events, a landscaped canalside and artisan cafes, shops and restaurants.
Here East is home to an array of organisations, including Studio Wayne McGregor, UCL/Bartlett School of Architecture and Loughborough University London, as well as BT Sport, Plexal – a world class innovation centre and Ford’s European Smart Mobility Innovation Office. Online luxury fashion retailer MATCHESFASHION.com, UK charity Scope, and video game company Sports Interactive.
About APL Logistics
APL Logistics is the go-to global supply chain specialist for companies in the Automotive, Consumer, Industrials, and Retail sectors. The APL Logistics group of companies has a global network covering all major markets and is backed by a multinational workforce of over 6,800 people. APL Logistics Ltd is a member of the Kintetsu World Express group, a global logistics services provider. For more information, visit us at www.apllogistics.com
Delancey is a specialist real estate investment, development and advisory company whose activities encompass retail, residential and commercial real estate across London and the UK. Collaborating on a wide range of assets, partners and clients, Delancey is recognised for its innovative and diverse approach to creating long term value from real estate. Delancey also advises clients on appropriate capital structures, financing and provides asset management and development services. Delancey has a diverse portfolio of retail, residential, office and corporate assets across London and the UK, including the Alpha Plus schools group, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and 185 Park Street in Southwark. Delancey is also a pioneer in the private rented sector and has spent much of the last few years bringing the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics to life; it is delivering over 3,000 homes for rent at the multi-award-winning neighbourhood East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes Village in Newham.
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