Urban Logistics Hubs in London

Urban Logistics Hubs in London

Urban logistics hubs and micro logistics hubs play an important role in promoting sustainable and efficient freight activity in London. Their use allows goods to be rationalised and distributed via low and zero-emission vehicles for the ‘last mile’ of the supply chain. This improves air quality, reduces delivery vehicle trips, and decreases traffic congestion on roads.

Use the interactive map below to explore potential sites that have been advertised by Local Authorities and Landowners for use as urban logistics hubs and micro logistics hubs across central London.

Cross River Partnership (CRP) would like to recognise and thank the Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership (CLSRTP), and Transport for London as the funder for this online tool.

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London’s evolving logistics spaces

The Potential for Urban Logistics Hub in Central London

In 2020, CRP, working on behalf of CLSRTP, commissioned consultants Steer to identify potential sites for urban logistics hubs in central London and to develop an understanding of the market demand for such facilities. The sites that have been identified in the ‘Potential for Urban Logistics Hub in Central London report are currently underutilised or have the potential to use space for logistics. 

Benefits to the local area and business

The central finding of the study is that urban logistics hubs have an important role to play in promoting clean and efficient freight activity in London. The use of such hubs directly supports the rationalisation of goods and the use of low and zero emission vehicles. In turn this supports in a reduction in the number of delivery vehicle tripsbetter management of congestion at peak times and a reduction in harmful emissions.

Links to other programmes across London

CRP is working with a range of stakeholders to improve air quality in local communities and find innovative, efficient and cost-saving solutions to deliver goods in and around London. The Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 4 project will be focusing on how freight can have a green future in the Covid recovery for all stakeholders.

Benefits of this tool for site owners and logistics operators

  • Up to date information on potential logistics hub sites all in one place
  • Develop new business relationships and collaborations
  • Repurpose potentially underused space for effective ‘last mile’ distribution
  • Expand operations into central London locations
  • Cargo bike and walking deliveries improving the health of staff, residents and visitors
  • Supporting the trial of new and innovative ‘last mile’ delivery practises
  • Implementing infrastructure which reduces air pollution, congestion and carbon emissions
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Contact us

If you are interested in a potential logistics site on the map or would like to submit a potential site, please fill in the contact form below and one of the Cross River Partnership team members will be in touch.

Important Information

+ What is an Urban Logistics Hub? + What is a Micro Site? + What are examples of hubs in practise? + I’m interested in submitting a potential site on the map + I’m interested in finding out more about a current site on the map + How often is the map updated?

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The Potential for Urban Logistics Hub in Central London

A Cross River Partnership report published in December 2020 which identified potential sites for urban logistics hubs in central London and developed an understanding of the market demand for such facilities.

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Our Partners

The Central London Sub-Regional Transport Partnership (CLSRTP) is a collective of senior transport officers and directors from ten London boroughs who provide strategic advice for, and on behalf of, Transport for London (TfL). The partnership, which has been active since 2009, acts as a trusted impartial forum for the boroughs to share experiences and enable collaboration on key sub-regional transport priorities, delivering projects, innovative pilots and trials, forward-thinking research and strategies.
The CLSRTP partners are:

City of London

City of Westminster

Cross River Partnership

London Borough of Camden

London Borough of Hackney

London Borough of Islington

London Borough of Lambeth

London Borough of Lewisham

London Borough of Southwark

London Borough of Wandsworth

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Transport for London

Find out more

Freight & Servicing Action Plan, Transport for London (2019) → Mayor’s Transport Strategy, Transport for London (2018) → The London Plan, Greater London Authority (2021) → Better Delivery: The Challenge for Freight, National Infrastructure Commission (2019) → National Planning Policy Framework, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (2019) → Planning Practice Guidance on Housing and Economic Needs Assessment, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (2019) → Freight & Servicing Strategy, West End Partnership (WEP) (2018) → Camden Local Plan, London Borough of Camden (2017) → Transport Strategy, City of London (2019) → Lambeth Transport Strategy, London Borough of Lambeth (2019) → New Southwark Plan, London Borough of Southwark (2020) → Local Implementation Plan (ILP), London Borough of Wandsworth (2019) → Westminster City Plan 2019-2040, Westminster City Council (2019) →