Panattoni, the leading project developer for industrial and logistics premises in Europe, is developing a new logistics centre for IFCO Systems GmbH in line with stringent sustainability standards in Dannstadt-Schauernheim, a municipality in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
With customers in more than 50 countries and more than 325 million reusable plastic containers (RPCs) in circulation worldwide, IFCO is the world’s leading provider of reusable containers for fresh products in the food sector. As a pioneer in the field of reusable containers, IFCO optimises global food supply chains, making them sustainable, efficient and safe.
With the construction of this new logistics centre in Dannstadt-Schauernheim, IFCO is setting benchmarks in relation to sustainability, climate protection, species conservation and environmentalism. In addition, by expanding its capacities, IFCO is also charting a course for further growth. The new built-to-suit (BTS) property in the Rhine-Neckar region will benefit from excellent local infrastructure and fast, reliable connections to customers in the region. The property is less than 5 minutes from the A61 and A65 federal autobahns.
When complete, the approx. 41,500 sqm site will feature 20,000 sqm of production, warehouse and technical space, plus 1,100 sqm of office space and around 2,200 sqm of mezzanine space. Outside the building, the site will also include 6 lorry parking spaces and around 54 car parking spaces.
IFCO made sustainability a priority in the construction of its new logistics centre. As the developer, Panattoni has targeted Gold certification for the new premises from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and is implementing a comprehensive package of climate protection, species conservation and environmental measures for IFCO. The roof of the new logistics centre will feature greened areas and a photovoltaic system to supply power for the IFCO logistics centre. Meanwhile, the outdoor areas on the site will include park-like recreation areas to promote employees’ wellbeing. The site will also be planted with considerably more bushes and trees than is required in the development plan and feature both a wildflower meadow and a natural, untouched pond. Beyond that, a number of nest boxes will be installed for local birds and insects. Eco-friendly permeable paving is planned for the car parking spaces. In addition to underfloor heating in all office areas and a resource-conserving heat pump, the property will also be equipped with EV charging points. The building’s tiered green façade references the local landscape and will help to integrate the logistics centre into its surroundings.
Partial building permission has already been granted.
“In Panattoni, we have a proficient and experienced project developer by our side that shares our sustainability aspirations, implements our high environmental and efficiency standards in property development, and supports our ambitious schedule and growth plans,” said Dirk Schaich, who is responsible for operational control and management of IFCO logistics centres in Europe.
“In both economic and environmental terms, IFCO’s forward-looking business model offers a win-win situation for Dannstadt-Schauernheim,” said Mayor Manuela Winkelmann. “IFCO combines sustainability with the creation of a significant number of new jobs and the ecological enhancement of the developed area. We were impressed by that and believe that our municipality, and the Rhine-Neckar economic region as a whole, stand to benefit.”
“We welcome the opportunity to develop a premises with excellent ecological credentials for IFCO. We have worked closely with the new occupier to put forward a convincing, integrated proposal, focusing on sustainability aspects and seamlessly integrating the building into the municipality,” said Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner at Panattoni.
The project developer has scheduled the handover for September 2022.
Real estate broker Immolox GmbH acted as an intermediary.
Als Maklerunternehmen war die Immolox GmbH vermittelnd tätig.