Goodman and Giesbers partner to develop new European DC at Park15

Goodman Group, a global owner, developer and manager of industrial real estate, has partnered with GiesbersGroep, a construction and development company, to develop a new 61,700 sqm European distribution centre (EDC) for logistics service provider Nabuurs Supply Chain Solutions. The pre-lease deal is one of the largest logistics real estate projects signed in the Netherlands over the past 12 months. Construction will start next month and the new facility will be located at the Park15 Logistics Parc in the Arnhem-Nijmegen region, the Netherlands. Nabuurs will lease the new facility from Goodman on completion of the development in early 2017. Giesbers realizes the development of the EDC turnkey commissioned by Goodman.

Nabuurs will use the new "grade A" facility as a "Shared Service Centre" to service multiple customers, with the majority of the distribution centre servicing Kraft Heinz and SCA. The sustainable EDC will provide 60,266 sqm of warehousing space, of which 3,000 sqm will be temperature controlled. Additionally, there will be 1,435 sqm for offices, social spaces and technical rooms. The new facility will feature LED, motion sensor lighting to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

"The new distribution centre being provided by Goodman and Giesbers will enable us to expand our business in a strategic location and better serve a key customer," said Ard Nabuurs, Commercial Director, Nabuurs Supply Chain Solutions. "Furthermore, the technical solution provided by Goodman will allow us to increase our operational efficiency by lowering our energy costs and optimizing our logistic streams and transport."

During this transaction parties were advised by Oost NV, Nabuurs was advised by Den Outer Vastgoed and Park15 was advised by CBRE.