Panattoni, the leading project developer for industrial and logistics real estate in Europe, has announced full leasing of City Dock Berlin Falkensee to Moodja GmbH, a provider of e-commerce fulfilment solutions for fashion and lifestyle brands. With that, the multi-tenant leasing concept of the innovative business park has turned into a single-tenant reality.
Moodja will be moving into a total usable space of over 11,200 m2, consisting of 7,200 m2 of hall space, around 2,000 m2 of flexible space and 2,000 m2 of office space. At their new location in Berlin Falkensee, the company will be providing e-commerce fulfilment services for various brands across Europe. Here, the provider will handle goods receipt, warehousing and order picking, returns management, and personalisation of customer orders.
“As an agile service provider in the dynamically growing e-commerce market, we are delighted to move into a new site in such a great location. The modern hall and office facilities with their flexible design appealed to us instantly as a start-up. We are pleased that we can continue to grow for our clients and partners in City Dock Berlin Falkensee and we would like to thank Panattoni for their collaboration on equal terms,” explains David Bender, CEO of Moodja GmbH.
The multi-functional City Dock Berlin Falkensee is being built with two buildings, each consisting of three units, on a plot measuring 15,700 m2. 65 parking spaces will also be provided outside. The modern business park boasts excellent links to the A10 motorway and the B5 federal road. In addition, all public transportation is within easy reach at walking distance. Construction started in August 2021, with completion set for September 2022. Handover to the new tenant Moodja is planned for January 2023. Further conversion work will be completed for the client up until the move-in date.
Panattoni implemented the City Dock project in consideration of extensive species protection requirements and worked closely with the local authorities for this purpose. In particular, the Environment Agency and the Lower Nature Conservation Authority were involved in the project right from the start in order to advise on tree and species protection. As a result, over 100 sand lizards were successfully rehomed in two replacement habitats. Sustainable energy generation was also in the spotlight during development work, with preliminary structures for e-mobility being installed. Thanks to their energy-efficient and sustainable building methods, Panattoni is aiming for gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen, DGNB).
Heiko Müller, Mayor of Falkensee, commented on the project as follows: “The fact that a young company such as Moodja has moved to Falkensee demonstrates its attractiveness as a business region. We are pleased that a variety of sustainability measures were implemented during development of the business park and we are grateful for the cordial collaboration with Panattoni.”
City Dock Berlin Falkensee is the second of a total of three City Dock projects undertaken by Panattoni in the Greater Berlin area, in addition to other projects in Berlin Spandau and Alt-Hohenschönhausen. Furthermore, it is one of a total of ten such ventures across Germany, with developments in Essen, Hanover, Hilden, Kirchheim, Leonberg and Sindelfingen, among other places. With the innovative business parks, the developer has created urgently needed commercial and logistics spaces in urban as well as suburban locations. The City Docks are available to a broad range of prospective tenants, from small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) to chains to start-ups. Users from a wide variety of industries – such as trade, commerce, production and logistics – can benefit from the outstanding infrastructure and links to road networks as well as public transportation.
“The quick leasing of the entire City Dock Berlin Falkensee to a single tenant is a great success. The business park provides the new user with ideal conditions for further successful growth. During project implementation, the focus was not only on the needs of the new user, but also on the close collaboration with the municipality. To this end, we have once again endeavoured to roll out sustainability measures in the areas of energy supply and species protection. We would like to thank the municipality and Moodja for the successful cooperation,” says Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner for Panattoni Germany and Austria.
CBRE and BNP Paribas Real Estate acted as brokers.