Construction of Panattoni Park Twente will officially start in March 2023. The high-end distribution center of 55,000 square meters in size is located on the XL Businesspark Twente in Almelo. This business park is fully geared to transport in and out of Europe and offers excellent connections to home and abroad by road, water, rail and air. The sustainable distribution center will be built according to BREEAM standards, is natural gas-free and the entire roof will be fitted with solar panels. Completion of the entire building is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.
Jeroen Gerritsen, general manager Panattoni Netherlands, says: "Panattoni Park Twente will soon measure 55,000 square meters, have 48 loading docks and almost 400 parking spaces. The warehouse can possibly be divided into 4 individual units, each with its own office. It is uniquely positioned in this logistics hotspot in terms of size and location." Due to its strategic location, XL Businesspark Twente offers space to leading international companies in industry, logistics, transport and distribution. It has a public loading and unloading quay directly on the Twente Canal, which connects to the European network of rivers and canals. With a direct water connection to the Port of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, XL Businesspark Twente is very suitable for companies that use container transport by water for their supply chain. Thanks to the presence of the Combi Terminal Twente (CTT) on the site, containers can easily be transported from ship to a distribution center and vice versa. Gerritsen: "XL Businesspark Twente is not only very well located for freight transport by road and water, but it is also an excellent choice for companies that use container transport by train. Sea containers arriving in Rotterdam can be transported to Twente by rail. And through the nearby German border areas, there are also optimal rail connections to all of Germany, Scandinavia, Eastern and Southern Europe."
Panattoni Netherlands is constantly looking for sustainable innovations with partners and future tenants. Currently, all Panattoni developments are already natural gas-free and they have at least the BREEAM Very Good sustainability certificate. Wherever possible, sustainable building materials have been used in the development. With each new development, Panattoni examines the optimal use of the solar potential of the roof in question - for powering tenants' business processes and feeding back into the electricity grid. Panattoni Park Twente will also get solar panels. Gerritsen: "Port of Twente has beautifully laid out its XL Businesspark Twente and really made it a green and attractive area. That fits perfectly with our way of developing and building: with respect for people and the environment."
Knowledge exchange and innovation
In Port of Twente, government, educational and research institutions and the business community work together to further improve the logistical strength of Twente. Jan Geerdink director of Port of Twente about the cluster and XL Businesspark Twente: "Together with the educational institutions ROC van Twente (MBO) and Saxion (HBO), and the government institutions Werkplein Twente/ UWV, Port of Twente has established the partnership Twents Huis van de Logistiek. This drives the development of talented people who would like to work in the dynamic logistics sector. All possibilities and job opportunities that arise within the sector are directed here. The presence of innovative and leading players like Panattoni make XL Businesspark Twente the ideal location for future-oriented entrepreneurs."
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