A £200 million 'Mega Box' warehouse is set to be come to Dartford after a deal was reached with Amazon regarding a 2.3 million sq ft building based on the site of the decommissioned Littlebrook Power Station.

Planning consent has been granted for a vast, four-storey warehouse to be built on a 45 acre plot of land within London's orbital M25 motorway.

Tritax Big Box, the company behind the plans, say they are ready to move forward with the £200 million project after receiving planning consent and confirming a contract with a 'world-leading online retailer', thought to be Amazon, to come to the area.

It looks like the project will take 60 weeks to complete once a contractor is chosen and construction begins, which can now take place after Cherwell District Council granted planning permission.

The developer has committed to achieving a net-zero carbon building, and the warehouse will bring economic and employment benefits to the area.

The development will see a 2.3 million sq ft logistics building built on the site of the former Littlebrook power station, and has the potential to become "a critical 'last journey' location inside the M25.'

The giant warehouse will be built adjacent to the QE2 Bridge, Dartford Tunnel and on the south bank of the River Thames.

The company say the location will mean it's project, a "rare asset so close to the heart of London," will benefit from "exceptional transport connectivity via motorway, rail and water, excellent infrastructure, significant power provision and a robust labour market."

Colin Godfrey, CEO, Fund Management, said: “The signing of this pre-let for a 2.3 million sq ft prime logistics facility is a great achievement and demonstrates our strategy is working."

He added that the plans will "transform this disused brownfield site into a new premium logistics park, bringing enhanced local infrastructure and significant employment opportunities to the local area, strengthening its economic growth.”