Panattoni, the leading project developer for industrial and logistics properties in Europe, is developing a new building in Grünheide, Brandenburg, Germany, with a direct connection to the Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg of the international car manufacturer Tesla. Potential user requirements from the automotive and supplier sector have already been taken into account during construction of the modern and sustainably developed property.
The property developer is creating a total usable space of 55,704 m2, consisting of 46,464 m2 of hall space, 2,640 m2 of office space, and 3,000 m2 of mezzanine space. The building height will be 10 m (to bottom of girders), and the outside area will include parking spaces for 192 cars and 12 lorries. The floor of the building will be equipped with a WGK (water hazard class) foil, and Panattoni is also constructing a 3,600 m2 awning to enable side loading at the property.
With the 94,119 m2 brownfield site, the company has secured one of the last outstanding plots of land in Grünheide, only 700 m away from and with a direct connection to the Tesla plant in Brandenburg. There are also further connections to the A10 federal autobahn and public transport. As part of the site development, Panattoni is carrying out extensive revitalisation work, including the demolition of two sawtooth-roof halls, which are still leased to Tesla, and an office building. A further service building is leased to another user until End of November and will be demolished afterwards by a partnering company of Panattoni.
Panattoni’s demolition work is due to start in Q2 2023, with construction scheduled to begin in Q3 2023. Early Access is then planned for Q3 2024. Deviations from the schedule are possible due to the complexity of the project.
Once again, sustainability in the areas of ecology and social aspects plays an essential role in the project’s development. Panattoni is aiming for at least Gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), with the planned package of measures including the installation of a PV (photovoltaic) system, the use of a heat pump and smart metering. And as well as using rainwater to flush toilets and water the outdoor areas, there are plans to install charging stations to support e-mobility on the site. Nesting boxes will support the preservation of local biodiversity, and employees at the site shall also benefit from the installation of well-being features.
“We are delighted that Panattoni is undertaking the reactivation of the Brownfield sites in this outstanding location. This will create conditions for companies looking to move to the area and new employment opportunities that will further strengthen the regional economy. With its proximity to Tesla, the site offers ideal conditions for this goal, and the intended sustainable development of the new building makes the project very attractive. It will also be possible to intensify our collaboration with Panattoni with regard to the creation of an emergency service centre, which the local council has planned directly in the south of the property,” said Arne Christiani, mayor of the Grünheide municipality.
“At Panattoni, we pursue a strategy of anticipatory identification of regions and locations that offer future potential property occupants optimal settlement factors and thus support their further growth. We have succeeded in this to a special degree in Grünheide, and the project will offer companies from the automotive sector in particular an attractive home. The scale of the deconstruction work is made worthwhile by the site’s outstanding location, infrastructure and connections. We would like to thank the Grünheide municipality for the productive collaboration based on trust and we look forward to the rest of the project development,” said Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner at Panattoni for Germany and Austria.
BNP Paribas Berlin is responsible for marketing the project.