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Green Dock: a laboratory for tomorrow’s logistics

Together with a trans-disciplinary design team, Goodman has been awarded the tender for a sustainable 90,000 sqm multipurpose facility — bringing together the best of our capabilities to deliver world-class river logistics just 5 km from the heart of inner-city Paris.


Responding to global challenges

From supply chain disruption to urbanisation, population growth and climate change - transforming industrial and logistics is key to responding to the global challenges of today and tomorrow. 

These challenges can be seen across the Greater Paris Metropolis, where the supply chain in dense urban and peri-urban areas is dynamic, complex and congested. Improving the flow of goods from suppliers to consumers through efficient and sustainable industrial and logistics operations is needed.

Green Dock responds to these challenges. Its size, multi-level design and innovative and sustainable features will improve operational and environmental performance and perfectly integrate into its surrounding environment.

Transforming brownfield into high density, flexible logistics space

Green Dock will repurpose strategically located brownfield land, transforming a former industrial wasteland in the industrial port of Gennevilliers - the leading port facility for the Greater Paris area by size and activity - into a state-of-the-art multimodal logistics space. A sophisticated solution to land scarcity and urbanisation challenges, it will be constructed over four-storeys/levels while bringing together the essential functions of supply, dry or cold storage, preparation and distribution. Reducing the financial and environmental costs associated with multiple logistics sites and journeys between different locations, it will streamline delivery processes, ease traffic and shorten the distance of the last mile – benefiting the city and its communities.  

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90,000 sqm

of logistics space and offices

5 floors

including the roof

11,000 sqm

of PV installation

A paragon for future-ready, sustainable global development

The vision for Green Dock is to make it a leading example of global sustainable development, one that meets the current and future needs of customers and those of its neighbouring companies and communities. Led by architectural firm A26, Green Dock’s design combines practical functionality with contemporary eco-design features.

Its façade, clad in a planted mesh, will ensure it integrates into the existing riverbank landscape, while office space is set within a modern wooden structure, with a direct view of the Seine and features designed to support the health and wellbeing of people that work there.

A focus on sustainability from design to operations at Green Dock includes:

  • Regenerating existing brownfield land and reducing waste
  • A complete lifecycle analysis - taking into account upfront embodied emissions and designing for efficiency throughout the whole of the development’s lifecycle
  • Construction of a low-carbon, green building
  • Improved energy efficiency and production of on-site renewable energy
  • The bio solar roof - planted with vegetation to encourage biodiversity
  • A combination geothermal and solar renewable energy production - with one of the largest solar PV installations in Paris and a geothermal plant providing sustainable heating and cooling making Green Dock a self-sufficient building

A pioneer of European river logistics

Green Dock will be Port de Gennevilliers’ first dock that allows for unbroken transit of loaded vehicles: from warehouse to boat, directly to the city centre. By transporting cargo down the Seine, Paris will be able to avoid added traffic and the pollution it brings, while charging ports will empower our partners to adopt cleaner and less resource-intensive electric barges and trucks.

But the benefits of river logistics don’t end there. Green Dock will employ a heat exchanger that uses water from the Seine to sustainably heat and cool its facilities, and will also house a biomass or geothermal system in order to further source clean renewable energy from nature.