Goodman has completed the extension of the logistics centre at Handelsring, Leipzig for its customer, DB Schenker. Following the delivery of the first 63,000 sqm warehouse in 2011, the newly completed second development comprises an additional 82,000 sqm and will be used for automotive logistics. DB Schenker now occupies a combined total of 145,000 sqm between the original facility and new extension.
DB Schenker is the service provider for BMW at Handelsring, where it provides up to 8,000 different vehicle parts for overseas production in China and South Africa. DB Schenker’s two key requirements for the extension of its existing warehouse were that the new storage capacity should be in close proximity to the BMW factory and that it should be available to the logistics service provider as quickly as possible.
Goodman revitalised over 30 ha of disused industrial land adjacent to BMW’s production facility and developed the 145,000 sqm project in two phases. This allowed DB Schenker to use the first property and with expansion space available, Goodman moved promptly to develop the extension.
“We have developed a modern logistics centre, on a former airfield, which is tailored to the requirements of DB Schenker. Both buildings demonstrate the success of the logistics and automotive industry in the city of Leipzig,” said Jordan Corynen, Goodman Director for Germany.
The structural features for automotive logistics include large external storage, as well as loading and unloading tunnels on the exterior of the property. The sustainability of the extension and of the entire logistics centre will be confirmed by certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The development is part of the Goodman-managed, Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF), with Goodman providing the property and asset management services for the facility.
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