P3 Logistic Parks, one of the leading pan-European logistics real estate owners, developers and asset managers, handed over a 20,000 sqm build-to-suit (BTS) automotive parts distribution centre at Niedersachsenpark in northern Germany to Peugeot Citroën Germany GmbH. The company belongs to the French PSA Group, the second largest automobile manufacturer in Europe. The P3 Niedersachsenpark logistics centre, which is located close to the A1 motorway, will serve as the company’s central warehouse and distribution hub for Germany and other EU countries. PSA will also use the building to manage logistics for its European spare parts and accessories e-commerce platform “Mister Auto”.
P3 completed the warehouse in less than seven months, exactly to schedule. In October 2015, just four weeks after the ground breaking, the team celebrated the raising of the first column of the building – an important construction milestone. And, PSA took over the building, which comprises a 17,000 sqm logistics centre with a 2,098 sqm mezzanine area and 1,053 sqm of office space. The facility has been built on a turnkey basis and has been handed over fully operation ready.
Commenting on the cross-border team spirit that made such a quick turn around possible, Terry Chung, P3’s Group Construction & Development Director, said: “A close and collaborative partnership with our customers is one of P3’s fundamental principles. It is an approach that has proven itself time and time again. Working close with the specialists at PSA, our Franco-German team has developed the ideal property that will meet the complex, long term requirements of the company’s supply chain.”
Jürgen Diehl, Managing Director for P3 in Germany, said: “This is P3’s first new build in Germany. Working with our customers, we have designed a building that meets the long-term demands of global automotive supply chains and fulfils our own high standards. As a long-term owner of the warehouses we build, we place particular emphasis on being able to measure the energy efficiency of our buildings not only for the environment but also for optimised operating costs.”
GSE Germany GmbH was responsible for the construction. The building is 14 m high, 167 m long and 102 m wide. It includes eight loading docks and ten doors for Sprinters. Special features include laminated wooden beams which, when compared to a conventional roof structure, save 410 tons of CO2 emissions. In addition, the property has an energy efficient building envelope and is equipped with solar panels for hot water and charging stations for electric vehicles.