- Volkswagen Group Components moves into hall with around 21,000 m² in Barsinghausen, Germany
- The site will be used to manufacture vehicle components for the new fully electric ID. BUZZ
- Another hall with 26,000 m² is still available
Panattoni, the leading project developer for industrial and logistics real estate in Europe, announces the handover of the first hall in Panattoni Park Hanover West (Barsinghausen, Germany) to Volkswagen Group Components. The company moved in on 17 November 2021 after the first construction phase was completed, giving them 20,700 m² of usable floor space, 2,200 m² of office and social space, roughly 4,500 m² of outside space for 180 car and 10 lorry parking spaces, and the possibility to extend the total floor space by an additional 9,000 m².
Volkswagen Group Components will use the site to manufacture axle systems for the fully electric ID. BUZZ, which will come onto the market in 2022. The ID. BUZZ itself is being made in the nearby factory owned by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Hanover-Stöcken.
Panattoni is constructing a second building with a usable floor space of around 26,000 m², approx. 1.600 m² of office and social space, and an additional 76 car and 4 lorry parking spaces on the 135,000 m² plot in the logistics business park of Groß Munzel. This will allow other companies from the light industry, production and logistics sectors to potentially settle here alongside Volkswagen. The second construction phase will be completed in Q1 2022.
The buildings will be equipped with 24 dock levellers and ramps, which will provide flexible usage options above and beyond automotive applications. Both halls are designed according to the Gold Standard of the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council). Hall 1 will be fitted with a preliminary structure for solar panels, and a substantial number of e-charging columns for cars and lorries will be installed in the outside spaces of both halls as a nod to the mobility revolution.
HRG-Hannover Region Grundstücksgesellschaft played a key role in the acquisition of the plot of land. Mattias Böhle, CEO of HRG, commented on the development of the plot of land in Barsinghausen as follows: “We are pleased that the project developer Panattoni was able to attract such a strong partner and sustainable, forward-looking company as this electromobility provider from Volkswagen to the town of Barsinghausen and the Hanover region for the commercial spaces developed by HRG at Barsinghausen-Nord. This makes the additional spaces in Groß Munzel even more attractive to other businesses and will strengthen the economy of Barsinghausen in the long term.”
The Mayor of Barsinghausen, Henning Schünhof, had the following to say about the new Volkswagen site: “Barsinghausen has a 70-year tradition as an automotive supplier location. So it is only natural that we welcome Volkswagen’s new assembly facility with open arms. We are excited about the positive effects it will bring: new jobs and the promotion of e-mobility in society.”
Fred-Markus Bohne, managing partner at Panattoni, commented on the project as follows: “We worked flat out on this project and were able to keep within the specified time frame of half a year for completing the new Volkswagen production facility thanks to the excellent cooperation between all partners. I would especially like to thank the town of Barsinghausen, who allowed us to get started with construction quickly and with little fuss, and also Mr Böhle’s team at HRG-Hannover Region Grundstücksgesellschaft, who pushed the project along so tirelessly.”
More information about the ID. BUZZ can be found at:
More information about the Panattoni Park Hanover West and the spaces that are still available can be found at: www.panattoni-barsinghausen.de