Verdion delivers new European distribution hub for Boeing
Verdion has this week handed over a new hazardous goods warehouse and logistics facility near Hamburg to Boeing. The global aeronautics company will use the building as its new European distribution hub for clients in the production and services sector needing chemicals and specialist materials.
The property is located on a 34,350 sq m plot in the Rudolf-Diesel-Strasse 11-13 in Henstedt-Ulzburg, one of the most important logistics hubs and the largest agglomeration of the aeronautics industry in Germany, only a few minutes’ drive from Hamburg Airport.
It encompasses 15,350 sq m of warehouse and 750 sq m of office and communal space, a 2,500 sq m standalone office building and 153 parking spaces. A DGNB Gold sustainability certificate is anticipated, with one contributing factor being the preparation of the roof for solar panels which Boeing will install on site.
After securing the opportunity with Boeing and bringing on board HIH Invest Real Estate (previously Warburg-HIH Invest) as a partner, Verdion managed the high technical and safety-related complexity of the specialist warehouse throughout the planning and construction process.
The main building includes four separate hazardous materials areas in which different levels of hazardous goods can be stored safely. Its design meets all permitting requirements and incorporates floors that meet WGK 3 standards, ceiling and in-rack sprinklers and quench water barriers, as well as the highest standards of security.
André Banschus, Executive Director at Verdion, says: “This is a market-leading facility ensuring that Boeing can safely and effectively distribute hazardous goods across its supply chains. As a result, the business can now expand its capacities and product portfolio and continue on its growth trajectory.
“We worked closely with Boeing’s team to conceptualise the space in order to create an efficient layout and guarantee the security of sensitive goods. This configuration of high specification warehouse and logistics space with modern offices now sets new standards for its regional distribution hubs worldwide.”
“The opening of this new facility is a strong signal of Boeing’s continued commitment to Germany. Despite challenging times, we want to secure the long-term growth of the aeronautics industry in the region and consolidate Boeing’s leading position in the European distribution services market,” said Dr Michael Haidinger, President of Boeing Germany. “We are pleased to have a location that meets our wide-ranging requirements, sets sustainable standards and offers our employees a highly modern workplace.”
JLL acted for Boeing. CBRE advised on the funding.