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Goodman plans industrial and logistics spaces in the Port of Hamburg

Friday, 23 September 2022

Goodman to transform 12-hectare brownfield site into state-of-the-art industrial and logistics hub at Port of Hamburg 


 Hamburg VII Logistics Centre


Goodman has purchased a 12-hectare plot of land from ADM/Olenex at the Port of Hamburg, set to be transformed into a state-of-the-art logistics hub. 

The acquisition aligns with Goodman´s global focus on delivering high-quality, sustainable properties in strategic locations. In this case in Seehafenstraße at the Port of Hamburg, the biggest port in Germany and third largest in Europe. 

Marking Goodman’s tenth development in the area, the preparations of the brownfield site will commence at the beginning of next year, replacing the current facilities with a new high-specification industrial and commercial space. The site can accommodate a total of about 100,000 sqm of logistics space for mixed usage. 

Customers will benefit from the site’s proximity to the main container terminals in the Port of Hamburg – Eurogate, Altenwerder, Burchardkai and Tollerort – while fast access to the A7 and A1 motorways and direct rail and water connections make it an ideal location for a range of port-related business activities, including cross-dock, last-mile logistics and manufacturing.  




Hamburg VII Logistics Centre

Christof Prange, Head of Germany at Goodman, said: 

“Goodman is a long-term investor in locations like the Port of Hamburg, where there is continued demand from our customers for strategically located space that gets them closer to their consumers. When this investment opportunity in the Süderelberaum became available – we seized it to deliver highly sought after sustainable facilities to potential customers.” 

Goodman Seehafenstraße offers full flexibility for specific customer needs, from standard warehouses to special-purpose facilities, with the potential for multi-storey development and more efficient use of the already very limited space available to meet the high demands. In-line with its sustainability strategy GreenSpace+, construction will see Goodman recover and reuse materials, while delivering space for the future –  including features like gas-less heating, solar energy, and e-charging infrastructure for cars, bicycles, vans, and trucks, as well as multiple measures enhancing biodiversity and well-being - aiming to achieve BREEAM “Excellent” certification.

Prange added: 

“Responding to high demand and seeking to maximise available land, our plans for Goodman Seehafenstraße demonstrate our global focus on delivering innovative industrial space in core locations. In this case, we are exploring analogue at our development in Hamburg Billbrook the possibility for multi-storey and cross-dock facilities to help optimise the scarce land available in this area.”

Jan Heiko Köhlbrandt, Associate General Counsel (EMEA) at ADM/Olenex, said:

“Seehafenstraße is a wonderful location with a diverse mix of businesses from a range of industries and supply chains. Goodman is capable of handling and redeveloping complex and challenging brownfield sites, bringing a strong vision for the area and a track record in delivering high-quality properties that suit the needs of local businesses.”