Goodman is developing a new facility for their partner BMW Group in Landshut (Bavaria). The construction of the distribution center began in March 2016 and the handover is scheduled for mid-2017. The logistics facility will be directly linked to the adjacent production plant by underground transportation links which can be used by trucks and electric shuttle trains.
This new facility in Bavaria is already Goodman’s second development for the automotive group in the last 12 months. In January, the property group also completed a 70,000 sqm distribution center for the company in Kleinaitingen, near Augsburg.
The new property will provide 38,200 sqm of storage space and a hall height of 7.5 metres for block storage. This will be complemented by special loading and unloading tunnels on the sides of both buildings. Those tunnels enable efficient cargo handling and will be heated in order to increase the comfort for employees.
A section of larger building complex will have a height of 15 metres to integrate a high-bay warehouse as well as a pick tower which will serve as a “supermarket” for small items and components. Furthermore, the plant will provide a total of 2,400 sqm of office and social areas.
After completion, the facility will be awarded the certificate in gold by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The scheme covers a total of 50 sustainability criteria, evaluating ecological, economic, functional and technical qualities of the building.
“In a short period of time we have managed to develop a strong partnership with the BMW Group, having proved our quality and expertise which is drawn from our extensive experience in developing logistics real estate solutions for the automotive sector,” said Christof Prange, Goodman Head of Business Development in Germany.