The project partnership between pan-European logistics specialist Verdion and German LIST Group has handed over a new warehouse facility in Hof, south-eastern Germany, to international freight company Dachser SE.
The 42,600 sq.m. plot on Hermann-und-Bertl-Müller-Strasse accommodates 21,600 sq.m. of logistics space as well as a three-storey building providing 900 sq.m. of office space.
LIST Bau Nordhorn started construction in January this year and the team delivered the project on schedule in October 2020. In April, the asset was sold for €18.5 million in a forward deal to Hamburg-based investment manager HANSAINVEST Real Assets. It now becomes part of the HANSA Europe Logistics Fund.
From Hof, Dachser services SME companies working in construction, grocery and industry as well as garden centres. The new building, which offers space for 39,000 pallets, is located next to an existing 25,000 sq.m. Dachser logistics centre. With this second lease, the company has expanded its local presence and now employs 500 people in Hof. Another 300, including seasonal workers or independent carriers, regularly work for Dachser on site.
“With this built-to-suit project, we have further strengthened our successful partnership with international logistics company Dachser,” says André Banschus, Executive Director of Verdion. “Sustainability was a particularly important focus in our design approach, with important details incorporated throughout the building, including an impressive roof structure completely made of wood,” he added. Verdion has leased two new warehouses to Dachser at Verdion Airpark Berlin in addition to this project.
Klaus Nebing, General Manager of the Dachser logistics centre in Hof, comments: “Even in challenging times such as during the current Corona pandemic, Dachser in Hof is a reliable partner for its clients and partners. We are looking forward to implementing a sustainable, growth-oriented logistics concept on site. That is how we are keeping our clients’ global commodity flow running.”