Panattoni, the leading project developer for industrial and logistics real estate in Europe, marked the completion of the shell at City Dock Berlin Falkensee, Brandenburg, Germany, with a topping-out ceremony on 23 March 2022. In addition to representatives of Panattoni and general contractor Goldbeck, Falkensee city mayor Heiko Müller, as well as Babett Ullrich of Falkensee city’s business development agency attended the festivities.
The innovative business park is rising on a former industrial site measuring around 15,700 m2 that’s located just outside Berlin, about 25 km from Berlin’s city centre. With the nearby federal road B5, the federal motorway A10, which can be reached quickly, and the easy walking distance to the Falkensee and Seegefeld train stations, it features a strategically beneficial location that offers optimal transport connections beyond the region. Six units divided among two building complexes with rental spaces from 1,400 m2, each with a usable clear internal height of 8 m (to bottom of girders) are available to potential tenants.
Panattoni is aiming for Gold certification from the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) during construction of the City Dock by using sustainable and energy-efficient methods. To guarantee responsible exploitation of natural resources, the developer here meets the construction requirements for heat recovery. Furthermore, in the context of species protection regulations, Panattoni rehoused the existing sand lizard population.
“The capital city region Berlin-Brandenburg is one of Germany’s leading business locations and is confronted with a constantly increasing need for space, because it is so dynamic. We are happy to have found a developer in Panattoni who offers an innovative concept with City Dock Berlin Falkensee. which provides urgently needed commercial areas not far from Berlin and thus establishes the condition for creating new jobs,” explains Heiko Müller, mayor of Falkensee.
Babett Ullrich of Falkensee city's business development agency adds: “Over 3,500 business registrations in Falkensee mean a wide range of different users. Panattoni’s City Dock here offers an excellent solution for satisfying their myriad requirements and for allowing the region to grow further.”
With the ‘City Dock’ concept, Panattoni presents a novel solution for developing commercial areas in urban locations that appeal to a wide range of users with diverse business models. Small and medium-sized companies, light industry, trade, commerce, as well as start-ups, benefit from the spaces’ demand-oriented usability and expandability, as well as from excellent connections and infrastructure. Tenants are able to shape the spaces themselves thanks to the flexibility they offer, as they can be expanded or merged in a modular manner with regard to their size and division.
Managing partner at Panattoni Fred-Markus Bohne comments on the completion of the shell as follows: “With today’s topping-off ceremony, we have reached an important milestone in the development of the business park in Falkensee. With the City Docks, we are happy to offer an innovative concept that also provides the municipalities with lasting added value. That is so because having mid-sized production, trade and commerce companies, as well as start-ups, move in strengthens the business location and creates new jobs.”
This development is the tenth City Dock project that Panattoni has undertaken since 2019. In addition to City Docks at the Berlin Spandau, Falkensee and Alt-Hohenschönhausen locations, the developer is also creating additional projects in Essen, Kirchheim near Munich, Hilden (North Rhine-Westphalia), in the Lower Saxony capital Hanover, as well as in Leonberg and Sindelfingen, among others.
More information at: www.city-dock.de