Garbe Logistics Park continues to fill up
Hamburg/Dortmund, 2 September 2015 – The official groundbreaking ceremony today marked the kick-off for the construction of another logistics centre in the Garbe Logistics Park Westfalenhütte in Dortmund. Garbe Logistic AG is building a new logistics facility for ID Logistics Germany GmbH on an 80,000 square meter portion of land here.
Shown on the photo are (from left to right): Eric Hémar, President of ID Logistics, Jan Dietrich Hempel, Garbe Logistic AG Board Director, Ullrich Sierau, Mayor of the City of Dortmund, and Patric Dupont, Country Manager of Germany for ID Logistics.
“We are investing about 27 million euros in this new project development at the site,” explains Jan Dietrich Hempel, Garbe Logistic AG Board Director. The total area of the logistics property is approximately 46,000 square meters. ID Logistics will lease about three quarters of this, or 34,000 square meters of the total. “The remaining quarter is intended as an optional expansion, but it can also be rented to other interested parties,” says Jan Dietrich Hempel. “The interest in the market is there.”
ID Logistics Germany, a subsidiary of the French contract logistics service provider ID Logistics Group, will handle parcel shipping for the furniture retailer IKEA’s online business in the new logistics centre in future. “Westfalenhütte is an ideal base because of its very good location and connection to all modes of transport,” says Sven Schürer, Sales Director for ID Logistics Germany. “At the same time, the modern logistics facility is an important step in our strategy to further expand our contract logistics business in Germany.” The warehouse space will be completed in the first quarter of 2016. ID Logistics is already planning to locate more customers at the Westfalenhütte site in order to take advantage of synergistic effects.
The Frankfurt am Main branch of the NAI Apollo Group played a mediating role on behalf of ID Logistics Germany.
Ullrich Sierau, Mayor of the City of Dortmund, highlights the economic importance of the project. He is convinced that: “The construction of the logistics centre will have a magnetic effect on other companies to also settle on the former site of Westfalenhütte. Ultimately, the entire Ruhr metropolitan region will benefit from the aspiring logistics hub.”
Following the current trend towards higher warehouses, the logistics property for ID Logistics is planned with a building height of 12.20 meters UB (underside of beams). The logistics centre is the third property to be created in the Garbe Logistics Park Westfalenhütte. The Hamburg logistics property developer had previously completed two warehouses there for Schenker Germany AG. Jan Dietrich Hempel: “Conversion areas like Westfalenhütte are extremely attractive for logistics because of their location so close to the city.” The concept of sustainability will be increasingly important. “The development of the former industrial site offers clear advantages because no new green areas will be used.”
The press release can be found here as a PDF download.