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31 March, 2020 - 16:05 By Kate Sweeney

Galliard donates 2.5 acre warehouse complex for emergency depot use

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, London property developer Galliard Homes has donated use of one of the company’s substantial warehouse complexes in Essex which will be transformed into an emergency local community facility storing essential supplies.

Galliard Homes is undertaking this in partnership with Essex County Council with the 61,000 sq ft of storage space, located on a 2.5-acre site, now repurposed to provide much needed space for supplies.

These are being brought in as part of the Government’s response to fighting the coronavirus pandemic and supporting vulnerable people.

Galliard says that the extensive warehouse complex, part of a larger industrial site, will allow ECC secure and quick access to the supplies, making the delivery and distribution more efficient. 

Galliard has temporarily stopped its commercial operations from this site and moved any construction equipment previously stored there. Trucks have already been arriving the new depot with the first supplies.

Don O’Sullivan, chief executive of Galliard Homes said: “We are dedicated to assisting the UK government and our local communities in the fight against COVID-19. 

“The donation of our 2.5-acre warehouse site in Essex for storing essential supplies should benefit the local Essex community and beyond, and we have already had trucks arriving with supplies. These are uncertain times and it is a duty for everyone to help where they can.”

Founded in 1992, Galliard is one of London's largest developers. Over its 28-year history the group has evolved from its residential property origins to be a leading authority and expert in construction and the development of large mixed-use schemes and commercial hospitality premises. 

The group has a development portfolio worth over £3.6 billion currently under construction, including nearly 6,500 homes, with some 1,000 homes currently being marketed for sale, and 935,000 sq ft of consented commercial space. 

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