Verdion starts speculative urban logistics hub in Oberhausen

Verdion starts speculative urban logistics hub in Oberhausen

Verdion has started the speculative development of a new 23,243 sq m urban logistics property in Oberhausen, Germany.

With a GDV of €32 million, the new facility is expected to complete in Summer 2024, offering

20,073 sq m ground-level logistics area as well as mezzanine and office space. The hall can be divided into up to two units of the same size or leased as a whole.

The new opportunity is being created on a derelict brownfield site within an established industrial area of Oberhausen, with more than 4.2 million people living within 40 minutes of the site.

It has excellent connections to the regional and national transport network, including the A3 and A42, which link the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region with the rest of the country, the Netherlands and Austria. The Port of Duisburg, the largest inland port in the world, is only 15 minutes away along the Ruhr. In addition, there are excellent public transport connections to support future employment: the “Oberhausen MAN Turbo” stop is directly at the entrance to the property and a nearby multimodal transport hub provides a number of onward connections across Oberhausen and to surrounding towns. A new access road to the site is also being created.

The facility has been specified to high technical standards for operational and energy efficiency, and a long service life. It has been designed to achieve the DGNB Platinum sustainability accreditation, in line with Verdion’s ESG requirements, with energy saving initiatives, clean energy and employee wellbeing measures planned. The building will benefit from a district heating connection from Stadtwerke Oberhausen and the roof is pre-equipped for a photovoltaic system. The high-quality offices can be cooled in summer and will be furnished to a high standard.

André Banschus, Executive Director at Verdion, adds: ” Identifying this opportunity to transform an underused brownfield site into a thriving urban logistics hub and using our in-house team to overcome its construction and technical challenges is exactly the kind of project our team specialises in.

“When complete, the new facility will benefit from an outstanding location and connections at the heart of a major population area as well as efficient, flexible and sustainable space suitable for a range of occupiers.”

Leasing agents are BNP Paribas.

Verdion is also undertaking the speculative development of Verdion PremierPark Ludwigsfelde, a €100 million industrial and logistics park 35 minutes from Central Berlin, with completion planned for next year.