Derby Cycle – new manufacturing facility, Cloppenburg

In 2020 bicycle manufacturer Derby Cycle selected Verdion for a second project – the development of a new 32,230 sq m headquarters and plant in the Ecopark Emstek industrial estate which will expand the company’s presence in northern Germany.

The new building will provide 26,500 sq m of production and storage, 5,730 sq m of office and communal accommodation and 510 parking spaces as well as a bicycle test track. Verdion is targeting a DGNB Gold sustainability certification for the building on completion. The facility will link to Derby Cycle’s existing 25,000 sq m logistics facility on the adjacent plot, which was Verdion completed in 2015.

Opening its doors in 2022, the new building will offer state-of-the-art production facilities as well as an inspiring work environment with open offices and working spaces. Another highlight will be the new Kalkhoff brand world, where Germany’s leading e-bike brand will showcase new models directly at the factory with advice, test drives and information about the brand and history.

The project is being funded by HOOPP. On completion of the building, Verdion will continue to work with Derby Cycle as HOOPP’s asset manager.