With a symbolic ground-breaking ceremony, construction work has officially begun on the logistics centre that Garbe Industrial Real Estate GmbH is developing in Bodenheim, Rheinhessen (Mainz-Bingen district), Germany. The tenant of the property, which has a total area of 14,500 sq m, is atrikom fulfillment, a company specialising in e-commerce and advertising materials logistics as well as dialogue marketing. The new building is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2023. Garbe Industrial Real Estate is investing around €23m in the site.
“Today sets the course for the successful implementation of our joint project,” Adrian Zellner, Member of the Executive Board of Garbe Industrial Real Estate, emphasised on the occasion of the ground-breaking ceremony. The Hamburg-based project developer will build a property with a hall area of around 12,100 sq m on the 23,500 sq m site in the “Bürgel” industrial estate. In addition, there are 1,325 sq m for offices and social rooms. A further 1,000 sq m of usable space are planned on mezzanine floors.
For loading and unloading trucks the facility will be equipped with ten dock levellers and two ground-level sectional doors. Parking spaces for five trucks and 48 cars are provided in the outdoor area.
Atrikom fulfilment, headquartered in Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, will operate a state-of-the-art e-commerce warehouse from the middle of next year in the new building. “With the commissioning of the logistics centre in Bodenheim, we are expanding our network of locations and will supply our customers’ clients just in time from there in the future,” said Daniel Deckers, Managing Partner of atrikom fulfillment, explaining the importance the new building will have for the company. It sends several million letters and more than two million parcels per year.
The property in Bodenheim is located only a few hundred metres from the B 9 highway. It connects the site with Mainz, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt and the other metropolitan areas in the Rhine-Main region via motorways 60, 63 and 67.
The realisation of the property also focuses on the issue of sustainability. For the generation of renewable energy, a powerful photovoltaic system is being installed on the roof. The entire building will be equipped with energy-efficient LED lighting. The car parking areas and bicycle shelters will be equipped with e-charging stations. The outdoor area will be extensively landscaped with trees and shrubs and should offer opportunities for a quality retreat.
Garbe Industrial Real Estate is aiming for certification in accordance with the Gold Standard of the German Sustainable Building Council for the new building. “The employees who will work in the logistics centre in the future and the surrounding area will benefit equally from the sustainable development of the property,” says local mayor Thomas Becker-Theilig with conviction.