UMC Architects are proud to have once again been invited by Property Week and Savills to take part in a design competition to present a vision for an Urban Logistics Hub of the Future.
HELIX is the future of last mile logistics in high land value urban locations; an all-encompassing dynamic building which not only serves last mile deliveries, but also the inhabitants who coexist alongside this urban distribution hub.
HELIX will utilise verticality, incorporating super-automation to move goods multi-dimensionally within large flexible spaces for multiple users. Such efficiencies will mean goods into warehouse volumes will increase tenfold. Its modular nature will allow HELIX to grow organically and vertically, driven primarily by location, inherent land values and evolving transport dynamics.
The DNA of last mile logistics is to deliver products to the end user as fast as possible. By combining storage, distribution, mixed use and residential facilities in one building, HELIX will generate ‘on demand’ delivery, the ultimate in convenience to those inhabitants.