On 21 March 2022, Panattoni, the leading project developer for industrial and logistics real estate in Europe, celebrated the symbolic ground-breaking of Panattoni Park Würzburg Ost in Dettelbach, Bavaria, Germany, together with the Rottendorf-based international fashion and lifestyle group s.Oliver Bernd Freier GmbH & Co. KG. In addition to representatives of s.Oliver Group and Panattoni, the mayor of Dettelbach city, Matthias Bielek, district administrator Tamara Bischof of the Kitzingen rural district and representatives of general contractor Goldbeck were on site.
Panattoni Park Würzburg Ost is rising on a plot area measuring 164,000 m2 with two independent buildings and a total floor space of around 97,500 m2. Of these, s.Oliver is moving into 78,050 m2 usable space. The space is divided into 72,250 m2 hall, 3,800 m2 office and social, as well as 2,000 m2 mezzanine area. The hall has a clear internal height of 12.20 m (to bottom of girders), as well as parking spaces for 16 trucks and 234 cars in the outside areas. In the interests of sustainable construction, the developer aims to meet the Gold Standard of the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) for the entire park. Special requirements for the facility, interior construction and intralogistics planning are the responsibility of the s.Oliver Group and are drafted together with Miebach Consulting.
Apart from a higher floor bearing capacity, the logistics space will also benefit from modern, high-tech equipment with extensive intralogistics installations that are tailored to the needs of the user s.Oliver and that place high demands on the building technology systems. The installation of a pick tower and a store for hanging garments are planned, amongst other things.
The s.Oliver group has created a central distribution warehouse for its company activities in Europe with its move to Panattoni Park Würzburg Ost. The new Logistics Service Centre is an important project for the future and a key pillar of the corporate strategy, through which the company wishes to focus even more on end consumers and their needs. The move to space in the Panattoni Park brings together several locations and both modernises and improves the company’s logistics processes through the maximum use of data and automation. End customers, its own stores and business partners will then be supplied from a single source. The capacity of the logistics centre has been designed for around 60 million items. The company is planning to handle deliveries and returns for customers from the B2B as well as B2C segment for the brands s.Oliver, QS by s.Oliver, comma and Liebeskind Berlin at the site.
Oliver Hein, Chief Operating Officer of s.Oliver Group explains: “Especially nowadays, when the global political situations is unfortunately becoming increasingly chaotic, well-organised logistics with short delivery times will play a crucial role in remaining capable of acting. The decision in favour of Dettelbach as a location can be seen as a clear commitment to the region, for which we bear a responsibility as a big employer.”
Tamara Bischof, district administrator of the Kitzingen rural district, comments as follows about the project: “We are proud and happy that in the s.Oliver Group we won a global company for our district. The decision in favour of Dettelbach and thus for the Kitzingen district once more underscores the appeal of our economic centre.”
“Panattoni Park Würzburg Ost, including s.Oliver’s settling there, represents an important added value to the Dettelbach economic centre as well as to our eastern industrial area. In addition to revitalising the brownfield sites, the town benefits from the creation of new jobs at one of the most important regional employers”, says Matthias Bielek, mayor of Dettelbach city at today’s groundbreaking ceremony represented by the 2nd mayor Herbert Holzapfel.
The Panattoni Park lies midway between the economic centres of Nuremberg and Frankfurt am Main and has excellent connections to the A3 federal autobahn as well as the two motorway junctions A3/A7 and A3/A81. The property is a former production facility for façade and roof tiles as well as plastic profiles of Wanit-Fulgurit GmbH. On account of the site’s industrial history, soil contamination was a topic that had to be dealt with in advance and certain remediation measures were carried out. Panattoni has started demolishing the existing buildings at the end of 2021. The developer will start above-ground construction in mid-2022 and completion is scheduled for early 2023. s.Oliver will start operations in 2024.
“We are realising one of the biggest projects in a dynamic and attractive logistics and economic region and one of our biggest projects throughout all of Germany in Dettelbach. We are especially happy to welcome the s.Oliver Group as a tenant. With the joint ground-breaking ceremony, we take an important step in realising the park, which represents a benefit not only to the future user, but also to the municipality. We want to especially thank the s.Oliver Group and the town for their excellent cooperation”, says Fred- Markus Bohne, Managing Partner at Panattoni.
The second construction phase is still available for tenants and covers 19,480 m2 of floor space, 17,500 m2 of which is logistics, 880 m2 office and social and 1,100 m2 mezzanine space. The hall has a clear internal height of 12.20 m and parking spaces for 8 trucks and 105 cars will additionally be provided.
The marketing of the second construction phase is supported by the brokers Immolox GmbH and CBRE Frankfurt.
For more information please visit: www.panattoni-dettelbach.de