How We Assist Businesses

The London Construction Hub provides portcentric construction solutions for businesses based on-site – streamlining their supply chains by offering:

  • Heavy lift opportunities (up to 144 tonnes)
  • 24/7 operations
  • Offsite construction opportunities
  • Reduction of carbon emissions within supply chains through trimodal transport links
  • Material in / waste out delivery to support construction projects
  • Flexible onwards transport for just-in-time delivery
  • Secure bespoke project materials hub available to support simultaneous construction projects
  • Our own on-site warranted police force, providing the required security for your cargo

Our Facilities

The London Construction Hub is based in the Port of Tilbury, which is the largest multi-modal port in the southeast of the UK. Our facilities allow for 24/7 operation and include:

  • 56 operational berths
  • 2km of quay
  • 5 million sq. ft. of warehouse space
  • Secure bespoke project materials hub available to support simultaneous construction projects
  • 3 railheads with ability to handle bulk and unitised cargo
  • Facilities to discharge & load bulk, breakbulk, barge, unitised, and Ro-Ro vessels
  • Ability to manage cargo, with up-to-date information for stock on site


The London Construction Hub is based in the closest major port to London. Businesses benefit from a reduced carbon footprint and road miles when using us as their partner.

  • 22 nautical miles from Port of Tilbury to Tower Bridge
  • 6 miles to the M25
  • Rail connection direct into London, with onwards transport to anywhere in the UK
  • 70% of the UK population within 120 miles


The London Construction Hub can facilitate flexible onwards transport of materials by either river, rail, or road, giving businesses the ability to reduce the carbon emissions of their supply chains, whilst maintaining the flexibility to ensure materials are delivered to site just-in-time.

  • Just-in-time delivery to site
  • 130 years of experience supporting waterborne freight on the Thames
  • Barging options for onwards delivery, which on average, generate 90% less CO2 than equivalent movement by road
  • Rail options for onwards delivery, one weekly rail service removes 1,850 tonnes of CO2 per year compared to the equivalent movement by road


In 2020, the Port of Tilbury (in collaboration with Tarmac) invested £200 million to create the largest construction material aggregates terminal in the UK at Tilbury2. This terminal is the only terminal on the north side of the River Thames with the capability to handle deep sea vessels, using a conveyor system with up to 4,000 tonnes per hour throughput.

In 2023, the Port of Tilbury invested to enable a 27-year deal with Aggregate Industries, which will see them establish a low carbon cement grinding plant at Tilbury1.

We are also invested in further developing our rail facilities, with the installation of a new railhead at Tilbury2, alongside redevelopment of existing railheads at Tilbury1.

Green Ambitions

As part of the Forth Ports Group, the Port of Tilbury & London Construction Hub have committed to being carbon neutral by 2032, and net zero by 2042. Working with us means working with a company that is committed to reducing its impact on the environment.

  • 4 on-site wind turbines which began their operation in 2013, generated 100% of the our electricity usage in 2023
  • We are converting our plant to utilise HVO fuels & trialling the use of alternative fuels such as hydrogen
  • Previously achieved zero net loss of wildlife developing 70-acre London Distribution Park

Project Cargo Expertise

The Port of Tilbury has supported waterborne freight on the River Thames for over 130 years. During this time, we have supported several large construction projects, such as Canary Wharf, the Jubilee Line Extension, the London 2012 Olympics, Thames Tideway, Crossrail, and Fulham FC’s Stadium Redevelopment.

Thames Tideway Case Study

London 2012 Olympics Case Study

Crossrail Case Study

Health & Safety and Certifications

Safety is the number one priority for the London Construction Hub, we aim to carry out all our operations in the safest way possible whilst still delivering a quality service. The Port of Tilbury safety management systems have received an ISO 45001 certification – highlighting our dedication to ensuring that everybody leaves work in the same condition they started in.

The Port of Tilbury have also received certifications for their environmental (ISO 14001) and energy (ISO 50001) management systems – evidencing our commitment to monitoring our impact on the environment.

The Port of Tilbury have also received certification for our quality management systems (ISO 9001).

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