With a symbolic turf-cutting act, construction work has begun for an industrial park that Garbe Industrial Real Estate GmbH is developing in Hanover-Langenhagen. A state-of-the-art property with a total hall area of 15,500 sq m is being built in the immediate vicinity of the international airport. Completion is planned for May 2022. The investment volume amounts to €18m.
Small- and medium-sized enterprises in particular are to be addressed with the project development. “They impress with their innovative strength and form the backbone of the German economy,” says Adrian Zellner, Member of the Executive Board and Head of Business Development at Garbe Industrial Real Estate. The Hamburg-based company has designed a new type of building for this target group: the Garbe IndustrialQuarter. The format is being implemented for the first time in Langenhagen.
The IndustrialQuarter is primarily characterised by a resource-saving construction method and an area key that can be flexibly tailored to the needs of the tenants. The property planned in Langenhagen consists of four hall sections of up to 4,200 sq m, which can be divided into units starting at around 1,800 sq m. Each unit includes office and social areas that total almost 1,000 sq m.
In addition, each unit has ramps and floor-level sectional doors for loading and unloading trucks. “These small sizes make the Garbe IndustrialQuarter especially interesting for start-ups and expanding companies in the areas of last-mile logistics, wholesale, e-commerce and light industrial,” emphasises Zellner.
LIST Bau Nordhorn was commissioned with the construction as general contractor. “We look forward to working with Garbe again and building a modern logistics centre within the next seven months. A lot of work has gone into the design of the facade, which visually stands out from the familiar look of a logistics hall with wooden elements and a strip of light,” reports Jens Schulte, Hamburg site manager at LIST Bau Nordhorn.
The property in Langenhagen is being built without any fixed rental commitments. “We are currently in talks with a number of potential tenants. Demand is big. This is not only due to the new type of building, but also to the excellent location,” explains Adrian Zellner. The IndustrialQuarter is being built on a 32,000 sq m plot of land in the “Am Pferdemarkt” industrial park.
It is only 1km from the A 352 motorway. It connects the location with the airport, the A2 Dortmund-Berlin and the A7 Kassel-Hamburg motorways. The industrial park is connected to public transport. The closest bus stop is 100m away and the Langenhagen-Pferdemarkt S-Bahn station is 800m away.
The new building will be erected on a brownfield. “In order to create new settlement potential, we had the existing building demolished and have comprehensively revitalised the area,” says Zellner.
The IndustrialQuarter is developed in such a way that it meets recognised ESG criteria. A photovoltaic system is installed on the roof to generate renewable energy. Skylight domes and a ribbon of windows extending around the entire building ensure more daylight inside the hall and reduce electricity consumption. The facade is partly designed with wooden elements.
Garbe Industrial Real Estate is aiming for certification according to the gold standard of the German Sustainable Building Council for the property.