Panattoni Netherlands, part of Panattoni Europe, has purchased a plot of more than 8 hectares for the development of a high-end (multi-tenant) distribution center of 55,000 m2 in Almelo.
The future distribution center "Panattoni Park Twente" is unique because the business park has its own terminal (Combi Terminal Twente) and there is also a maximum permitted environmental category of 4.1. With a design that includes 48 loading docks, 4 overhead doors,397 parking spaces, a free height of 12.20 meters and solar panels on the roof, this warehouse will be the right addition to the logistics heart of the region. Of course, the warehouse is delivered with a "BREEAM Very Good" standard. This warehouse is a perfect match for E-fulfilment and E-commerce related companies. As a result of the pandemic, these sectors are diligently looking for good locations so that they can continue to meet the demand of the market and of course a guarantee of good transport options of products to the hinterland is essential. Construction will start in the third quarter of 2022, after which the entire building will be completed in the third quarter of 2023.
Multimodality at this logistics top location is one of the ingredients of the success of XL Business Park Twente. Panattoni Park Twente is optimally accessible by rail, water, and road. By road, the location is ideal with the connections to the A35 and the A1 at a distance of respectively 500 meters and 6 kilometers. There is also a connection to public transport in the immediate vicinity. Düsseldorf and Cologne are 130 and 230 kilometers away. The distribution centre is strategically located at the junction of the North Sea-Baltic Sea and the Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor in the centre of the economic heart of Europe. This strategic location means that a large demographic group of approximately 10 million inhabitants lives and works within a 1-hour drive of the building. That is why Almelo and its surroundings are high (no.11) on the ranking of logistics hotspots in the Netherlands.
Jeroen Gerritsen, Managing Director Panattoni Netherlands: "We are ready to realize our second project in the east of the Netherlands. As a developer of logistic real estate, our vision is to build up a portfolio spread throughout the Netherlands. In addition, Business Park Twente is a good hub in terms of location for our (national- and international) tenants to the hinterland in Germany and supply from Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The XL Businesspark Twente is home to companies from various sectors; partly logistics and partly large-scale industry. This mix creates cooperation and innovation, and thousands of jobs at all levels of education. Panattoni Netherlands is happy to work together with local authorities and local residents to contribute to economic growth in this region in a responsible, sustainable way in the broadest sense of the word."
Jan Geerdink, Director of XL Businesspark Twente: "We are very pleased that Panattoni is going to develop a sustainable distribution center at the XL Business Park. Once again proof that Twente is a logistics hotspot with its multimodal accesses. A wonderful addition to the great companies that are already located at the XL Business Park".