Panattoni, the leading project developer for industrial and logistics properties in Europe is building a new facility for Yusen Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH in Sittensen, Lower Saxony. The tailor-made, build-to-suit (BTS) property is being built in compliance with high sustainability standards and, in the future, will serve as a central storage site for Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. in the Northern European region.
The new building for the international logistics service provider, Yusen Logistics, will be erected on fallow land measuring approx. 40,000 m² and, when completed, will have a total usable area of around 24,000 m² comprised of a 21,403 m² hall and technical equipment area, 1,110 m² of space for offices and communal areas and 1,419 m² of mezzanine storage space. The building has an effective height of 10.5 m (to bottom of girders). The exterior premises offer Yusen Logistics 85 parking spaces for passenger vehicles and trucks.
The property is a plot of fallow commercial land in the northern part of Sittensen just off the Sittensen exit on the A1 interstate highway. As part of the revitalization project, an unused hall structured was dismantled. Construction on the new building started in August 2022 and the handover of the first construction phase is slated for the end of March 2023. The entire building will be handed over to the tenant in May 2023.
Stefan Borchardt, Regional Manager Area North, Contract Logistic at Yusen Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH comments on the new building, “The new site in Sittensen allows us to provide our customer, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., a central warehouse in Northern Europe. We would like to thank Panattoni for making the construction of the central warehouse possible despite the narrow window between initial talks in March 2022, the signing of the contract in May 2022 and the planned completion of the first construction phase in March 2023.”
To ensure Yusen Logistics can flexibly and sustainably use the new site, the project developer will equip the new building with WGK III (water pollution class) foil and a lowered floor for fire-fighting water retention so potential pollutants can be stored safely. In addition to a roof area that is pre-fitted for the installation of a photovoltaic system, an air-to-water heat pump to heat office spaces, and the use of rainwater as toilet-flushing water and for green area irrigation, the sustainability concept also includes charging stations for electrical passenger vehicles, a field of flowers, vegetation on the roofs of ancillary installations, the sprinkler tank and bicycle shelters as well as a well-being area for staff breaks. Panattoni is aiming to obtain certification of the development according to the German Sustainable Building Council (DNBG) gold standard.
“The industrial parks on the A1 interstate highway in Sittensen are in high demand. Due to its excellent accessibility, the Hanseatic cities of Hamburg and Bremen are only a 40-minute drive away. So, we welcome Panattoni’s plan as a developer to revitalize a dormant commercial area in order to construct the new building for Yusen Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH,” says Jörn Keller, Mayor of the Joint Community of Sittensen.
Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner at Panattoni for Germany and Austria explains, “In cooperation with the future user, Yusen Logistics, we submitted a convincing and holistic concept with a special focus on sustainability aspects to the municipality for the development of this central warehouse facility. We would like to say thank you for the constructive conversations and excellent cooperation with Yusen Logistics and the Joint Community of Sittensen.”
Realogis Immobilien Deutschland acted as an intermediary in the acquisition of the future user, Yusen Logistics.