Dortmund Amazon mega-shed completes ahead of schedule


European logistics property specialist Verdion has completed and handed over new Amazon regional distribution centre DTM1, part of the Wahrbrink-West industrial area in Werne, close to Dortmund Airport in the Rhine-Ruhr area.

The €100 million state-of-the-art facility extends to 104,000 sq m, including a 6,400 sq m office element. It is located close to the A1, A2 and A44 motorways providing easy access to the country’s key north-south and east-west routes.

Amazon employs around 1,700 people on the site.

Marc Haverkamp, Technical Director for Germany at Verdion, said: “With Amazon’s need to quickly upgrade to a new state-of-the-art facility in the area, we developed a 56-week programme to deliver its building as quickly as possible – and managed to hand it over a fortnight early because everything ran so smoothly.

“Our experience developing other Amazon facilities across Europe – including a 93,000 sq m mega-shed at our iPort logistics hub in Doncaster – helped us make the process as efficient as possible. It also meant we could suggest small refinements to the original plans that would help improve day-to-day operations without compromising delivery.”