Duisburg DC marks developer’s market entry

BEOS Logistics, a joint venture between Swiss Life Asset Managers, Ingo Steves and Stephan Bone-Winkel, is developing an 85,000 sq m logistics facility close to the ports of DeltaPort Niederrheinhäfen on the Rhine and Lippe rivers in Wesel near Duisburg for a global logistics service provider.

BEOS Logistics acquired the site from the DeltaPort Niederrheinhäfen group of ports. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. As the general contractor, the List Group is responsible for the construction works, which are scheduled to start in spring 2022 for completion in summer 2023.

“Besides this first project, our pipeline is well stocked and will allow us to grow rapidly,” says Ingo Steves, Managing Partner of BEOS Logistics. “With this project, we have created an excellent win-win situation for the tenant, Delta-Port and BEOS Logistics. While the port location, with its outstanding connections, is particularly attractive for us and the tenant, DeltaPort benefits from having a long-term user and investor in place.

“What brought all of the stakeholders together, however, was primarily the focus on a solution in which sustainability plays a leading role,” says Steves. The partners’ commitment to sustainability means that the state-of-the-art property will strive for BREEAM “Excellent” certification and substantial investments will be made to enhance other sustainability features throughout the facility.

The property is being developed on a 165,000 sq m greenfield site. The majority of the leasable space (81,400 sq m) will be logistics space. In addition, the new complex will also accommodate 1,600 sq m of office and social and 2,700 sq m of mezzanine space. While the facility is leased on a long-term basis to the single tenant, the space is also flexibly designed for division into up to 10 units for different occupiers. The development will also include 37 parking spaces for heavy goods vehicles and 200 for cars.

The site of the new facility benefits not only from direct access to the Rhine-Lippe port, but also from convenient access to the B8 and A3 highways, both of which link to major logistics routes. Given its proximity to the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp, the region also serves as a hinterland hub for international goods traffic, which has led to the above-average settlement of wholesalers.

At the same time, the location offers access to the Ruhr and Cologne/Bonn regions. Overall, the Duisburg/Lower Rhine region has one of the most efficient infrastructures and is one of the most flexible logistics hubs in Germany.

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