Our flagship asset for VELF 1 is Verdion PremierPark Ludwigsfelde, a €100 million modern urban logistics hub, powered by clean energy with sustainability and biodiversity its heart.
Extending to 150,000 sq m close to Berlin’s A10 ring road and 35 minutes from the city centre, this brownfield site was previously part of the historic IFA industrial area where trucks were produced from the 1960s until Reunification.
Three new buildings totalling 62,500 sq m are currently being developed speculatively, with the first – 41,398 sq m – completing in spring 2024 and the remainder complete by the summer.
Designed for flexibility, they can subdivided to create up to six units from 6,568 sq m+ and configured to meet the needs of a diverse range of occupiers. The park comprises around 53,000 sq m of manufacturing and warehouse space, 5,000 sq m of offices and 5,000 sq m of mezzanine space, plus a 300-space car park and cycle parking. Verdion will also create a separate entrance for pedestrians and cyclists, 150 metres from the Birkengrund bus and local train station. Two other buildings on the park remain in situ with their current occupiers in place.
Verdion is targeting DGNB Platinum for the park, with solar panels, underfloor heating in the warehouses and offices via district heating system as well as battery charging point infrastructure for both cars and e-bikes all part of its plans. The grounds will be landscaped and feature attractive outdoor seating and pavilions for employees as well as a focus on biodiversity, with wildlife protection and enhancement measures including bat boxes, nesting for birds and an amphibian habitat. Beehives and insect hotels will be installed and around 220 new trees will be planted alongside the 140 being retained as part of a holistic, park-wide approach.