The new distribution centre of approximately 40,000 sqm’s will be realised on a 6-hectare redevelopment plot at the Ringdijk in Ridderkerk, South Rotterdam.
In the autumn of 2020, work will start by preparing the site located on the Donkersloot business park, close to Ridderhaven and the container transferium. The new and ultra-modern distribution centre is built entirely in line with the BREEAM Very Good standard. The complex is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
Jeroen Gerritsen, General Manager Panattoni Netherlands: “Ridderkerk is the second project in the Netherlands that we can announce in a short time. In the 7 months that Panattoni has been active in the Netherlands, we started in Roermond with the development of approximately 43,000 sqm’s and we are now adding this second prominent project to our portfolio. This location is close to the heart of Ridderkerk, which offers a fantastic perspective for job creation by and for companies who wish to sign up as tennant. The accessibility for future employees is optimal because they can come to work on foot, by bike and even by waterbus. The connection of Ridderkerk with the Greater Rotterdam region is a great advantage for a future end user due to the great infrastructure. Within 20 minutes you are on the Coolsingel-downtown center of Rotterdam- and the container transferium is around the corner.
The corona crisis has accelerated the development of online ordering and parcel delivery services. The demand for this type of urban locations in the South Rotterdam region is increasing significantly and we would like to meet that demand. We are therefore looking for transformation locations such as this one in Ridderkerk in order to be able to respond to this need in the market and we are extremely proud of this new development site in our portfolio. ”.
Panattoni Nederland is part of Panattoni Europe, market leader in industrial real estate in Europe. Panattoni has already developed 10 million m2 in Europe and is the most active developer in this market segment for 15 years. It is Panattoni's mission to support local businesses to deliver multi-purpose (build-to-suit) warehouse projects. In order to achieve the objective of developing these projects, Panattoni purchases land in the most strategic locations in the Netherlands and acts as an expert at every stage of the investment process.
“Go Earthwise with Panattoni” - throughout Europe, BREEAM / LEED / DGNB certificates have been awarded to projects developed by Panattoni covering a total area of 2.2 million m2 and 2.5 million m2 in the process of certification. Panattoni implements sustainable development concepts and creates a new standard for its distribution centers in Europe, where the main focus is to minimize the impact of the new projects on the natural environment.