Panattoni, the leading project developer for industrial and logistics facilities in Europe, announces the completion of a new logistics centre for Horn Grundbesitz KG in Bedburg, North Rhine-Westphalia. The owner of various facilities in Germany and Austria used by the Peek & Cloppenburg Group is renting out the new building, which was completed in July, to Mode Logistik GmbH & Co. KG. Mode Logistik provides services and logistics for the Peek & Cloppenburg Group and is headquartered in Düsseldorf.
With that, Panattoni has completed its biggest project to date in the field of fashion in Germany. This record will then be broken again at the start of 2023 with the new logistics service centre for s.Oliver Group in Dettelbach, Bavaria, which will boast 78,050 m² of floor space. In Poland, another key European market of the company, the developer has already completed large-scale projects for the nationally and internationally active fashion brands H&M and Tatuum. Only recently, 90,000 m² of space in Panattoni Park Sulechów III in western Poland was rented by the online fashion retailer Best Secret.
In the logistics centre in Bedburg, Mode Logistik GmbH will handle the entire goods processing operation for Peek & Cloppenburg (P&C) for the stores previously linked to the goods distribution centre in Langenfeld. This will be moved entirely to the new site in Bedburg. In addition, the logistics centre will take over the exclusive brands for a large part of the Peek & Cloppenburg Group, as well as central goods storage and replenishment for stationary P&C stores. Processes will be consolidated at the new operating site in order to provide customers with an even better delivery service and to clear stocks. For this purpose, the site will be expanded and developed further within the next few years.
“We are glad to be able to move into the new logistics centre in Bedburg after a short completion phase of just 12 months. The requirements in highly automated fashion logistics are complex, and this applies both to intralogistics and to the processes it involves, which have to be taken into account during construction and in the building quality. We would like to thank Panattoni for their fruitful collaboration and competent realisation of our new site,” says Andreas Löckmann, Horn Grundbesitz KG, Head of Construction.
Panattoni realised the project on behalf of Horn Grundbesitz KG. The Logivest Group acted as broker and assisted with the pioneering project as logistics real estate advisor and project manager. In total, 61,385 m2 of usable floor space was constructed on a plot measuring roughly 110,000 m2. This includes 52,997 m2 of hall space and 8,388 m2 of office space as well as 2,800 m2 of extensive, double-storey mezzanine space. Outside, there are 580 car parking spaces and 42 bike parking spaces, as well as 37,287 m2 of paved ground and 15,934 m2 of green space. Construction took just 12 months, despite the levelling requirements for the floor slab and the various fire protection challenges due to the complex intralogistics system.
The facility was constructed according to the Gold standard of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) and qualifies as a KfW55 facility thanks to its energy-efficient design. As such, a comprehensive package of sustainability measures was implemented, which included the installation of a photovoltaic (PV) system on two building units as well as e-charging columns. In addition, biogas will ensure an environmentally friendly energy supply. The outside spaces were also intensively planted with trees in consultation with the municipality. Panattoni even catered for social sustainability requirements, with the creation of barrier-free parking spaces and building access points, as well as an extensive canteen area, including a large kitchen for staff, and a large number of communal areas with small kitchens inside the building.
Sascha Solbach, Mayor of Bedburg, had the following to say: “As a region facing profound changes, we welcome the completion of the new logistics centre for the Peek & Cloppenburg Group in Bedburg, especially considering the many opportunities the project will offer the people and the town. Added to that are the sustainable development of the building and the design of the outdoor spaces, which not only benefits the staff in the facility but also the surrounding area.”
The plot is one of the last big patches of land in the industrial estate of Mühlenerft in Bedburg. The site also boasts public transport links as well as easy access to the A46 and A61 federal motorways.
“The P&C logistics centre was a complex project with strict requirements regarding the modern and sustainable design of the indoor and outdoor spaces for handling the challenging logistics processes in the fashion segment. The creation of new jobs and the compliance with high sustainability standards will deliver demonstrable added value for both the user and the local community. We are grateful to have been able to realise this project,” says Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner at Panattoni Germany and Austria.
About Peek & Cloppenburg Group (Düsseldorf):
The Peek & Cloppenburg (Düsseldorf) Group, with headquarters in Düsseldorf and Vienna, has made a name for itself as one of the largest multi-brand fashion retailers in Europe. As an omnichannel provider, P&C has over six online shops and 150 sales outlets, offering its customers an individual shopping experience with its selection of curated fashion trends from premium labels, hip young brands and innovative exclusive brands. Today, the Group employs roughly 15,000 staff in 15 countries. Aside from P&C, the men’s outfitter ANSON’s and Magasin du Nord are also part of the Group.