On Wednesday 20th September Bolloré Logistics UK formally announced the opening of its newest air cargo hub Skyline, at London Heathrow Airport.
Customers and partners were invited to visit the new establishment based at London Heathrow, consisting of A 80,000 sq ft facility, 64,000 sq ft warehouse space and 16,000 sq ft of offices and meeting rooms combined.
Bolloré Logistics London Heathrow site is in prime location for worldwide connectivity, adjacent to Europe's largest and busiest airport. Neighboring London Heathrow's Terminal 4, Skyline is strategically fronting the A30, with excellent transportation links and fast easy access to national motorway routes M4 and M25, passenger terminals, and railway networks. The new UK warehouse offers state of the art infrastructures adapted to Aerospace and Healthcare-pharmaceuticals, with dedicated teams operating 24/7/365. The new warehouse facility provides 11,000 sq ft of fully bonded dedicated temperature controlled areas and specialist quarantine and hazardous products zones.
The new cargo air hub puts Bolloré Logistics UK in a unique position to improve its speed and quality of storage and transportation of goods for our customers. Bolloré Logistics UK Air and Logistics capacity has increased substantially with the opening of Skyline on February 1st 2017.
Upon arrival visitors were greeted outside reception with two Bolloré Blue Solutions vehicles, exclusively for the event. The afternoon included two welcome speeches, one from Bolloré Logistics UK Managing Director Stuart Innes and the other from Henri Le Gouis CEO Europe Bolloré Logistics. Throughout the afternoon customers and overseas visitors were accompanied around the entire facility, with full access to behind the scenes of Skyline's operating warehouse. All guests were supplied with a variety of freshly cooked canapés and a wide range of beverages. The buildings top floor temporarily transformed into a gallery space, with bespoke posters, videos and PowerPoints celebrating Bolloré Logistics services with focus on the UK's capabilities.
Stuart Innes, UK Managing Director of Bolloré Logistics, declared: "the new facility represents a new beginning for our business to reinforce our position in the market but also in our attention to build new solutions and the ability to take our offering in new directions. We want to do this with our customers and this new facility gives us the chance to do it."
Environmental and sustainable performance
Bolloré Logistics actively promotes solutions that contribute to the environmental and sustainable development. The new Skyline establishment was designed to incorporate ambitious sustainable eco-solutions. All new offices and meeting rooms provide fully fitted comfort cooling and heating systems, solar thermal hot water systems, instant hot and chilled water services, Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) and PIR lighting controls. The building carries an EPC A- Energy performance certification and a 'top 25' BREEAM environmental rating. This development received a Gold award from independent rating agency EcoVadis on their evaluation process and placed the site in the top 5% of all UK companies assessed.
Photo: Innès Stuart, UK Managing Director of Bolloré logistics