Garbe Industrial Real Estate buys brownfield site east of Würzburg
Hamburg/Rüdenhausen, 5 September 2023 – Garbe Industrial Real Estate GmbH is further expanding its presence in Bavaria. The Hamburg-based project developer has acquired a plot of land measuring around 31,000 square metres in Rüdenhausen, some 30 kilometres east of Würzburg. A logistics centre with a total area of around 16,000 square metres is to be built on it. Construction is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2024, with an investment volume of around 25 million euros.
“The Würzburg area is one of the most important economic regions in southern Germany. We are therefore all the more pleased that we have been able to secure this prime piece of real estate in a central location with excellent transport links,” emphasises Adrian Zellner, Member of the Executive Board of Garbe Industrial Real Estate. The site is located in the immediate vicinity of the A 3 motorway, which connects the site to Frankfurt am Main to the west and Nuremberg to the east. The Wiesentheid junction is about one kilometre away and can be reached without passing through the town. “The connection to public transport is also excellent thanks to a bus stop 100 metres away,” says Adrian Zellner.
Garbe Industrial Real Estate acquired the site from Terrae Immobilien GmbH based in Mainburg in Lower Bavaria. As a commercial real estate partner, it specialises in land and project development. For the property in Rüdenhausen, Terrae, as co-developer, created planning rights and introduced the planning concept. The company will also handle construction site preparations.
The site acquired by Garbe Industrial Real Estate in the district of Kitzingen is the site of a former garden centre. Prior to development, the brownfield site will undergo extensive revitalisation. Old foundations and buildings must be demolished. The demolition material will be properly disposed of or recycled, and the soil remediated.
The new building, with a total area of around 16,000 square metres, comprises around 15,000 square metres of hall space and warehouse mezzanine, as well as 1,000 square metres of office space. The hall will have a clear height of about 13 metres and a height to the lower edge of the truss of about ten metres. The property is to be equipped with 12 dock levellers and two ground-level sectional doors for loading and unloading trucks. Parking spaces for around 40 cars and five trucks are planned for the outdoor area.
“We are particularly proud to be able to develop another brownfield site for a higher-value use with the revitalisation of the site and to implement the new building in compliance with current ESG criteria,” says Adrian Zellner. Garbe Industrial Real Estate is aiming for Gold Standard certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) for the logistics centre. Numerous concrete measures are to contribute to this: to generate renewable energy, for example, the property is being prepared for the installation of a photovoltaic system. Part of the roof will be greened. The building will be heated with the help of air heat pumps. Other features include the installation of an energy-efficient LED lighting system. Nesting boxes for birds and bats will also be installed on the outdoor area.
Garbe Industrial Real Estate plans to implement the project without firm tenant commitments. “We are already in talks with potentially interested parties who require a modern new building space that meets ESG standards in this exceptional location. We assume that the building will be rented out during the construction period,” says Adrian Zellner. The property is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2025.