The revitalisation of brownfield sites is a promising and at the same time challenging approach to coping with the high demand for space. The logistics service provider neska needs a logistics centre with an area for hazardous materials. Panattoni is rising to these challenges and successfully constructing in Ladenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, what is currently the largest revitalisation project of a former industrial site in the Rhine-Neckar region.
Throughout the construction phase, Panattoni responds to neska's individual needs and takes into account the personal requirements of the bulk logistics company.
neska previously stored all their goods in six different external warehouses. As a result, the day-to-day work was not very effective, which is why warehousing should be consolidated at one point. Working in partnership, neska and Panattoni began planning the facility in 2017, which was originally designed for six owner-occupants. The major order from a chemical customer ensured that neska decided to take over the entire facility.
Since neska's Ladenburg site is an incident facility for the storage of chemicals, the design of the halls was subject to technical requirements and special regulations. Fire protection concepts, legal requirements and regulations, environmental protection, incident ordinance – important aspects that had to be taken into account. neska finally moves into the modern multi-user logistics centre in Ladenburg in August 2021.
Panattoni focuses on the sustainability aspect in the development of the logistics park. Basically, this involves the revitalisation of brownfield sites. In this way, Panattoni contributes to the responsible use of resources by avoiding surface resealing. In addition, all halls are built according to the DGNB Gold Standard. 75 percent of the roof surfaces will be equipped with a photovoltaic system. A 700-metre-long direct pipeline to the Neckar River allows surface water to drain off, while a liner beneath the halls prevents polluted water from entering the groundwater. By constructing a 3,000-square-foot lizard habitat for a locally established lizard species, Panattoni is taking species conservation into account.