Prologis Develops 32,000 Square-Metre Build-to-Suit for Geodis at Park Douvrin
Strategic building choice:
- Compliant with the latest standards and accredited BREEAM Very Good
- Intelligent and connected, EEGLE equipped facility
- Extension capacity of additional 37,000 square metres
- Second SIZIAF partnership development project
- Access to alternative A1 motorway axis in the same park than a messenger
Paris, 14 June 2018 - Prologis Inc., global leader in logistics real estate, today announced the first stage of a build-to-suit development at Park Douvrin for Geodis, a leading international supply chain operator. This 32,000 square-metre building for Geodis is the second SIZIAF partnership project with Prologis and can be extended to a maximum of 69,000 square metres.
A strategic building with a BREEAM Very Good accreditation
This project enables Geodis to support the expansion needs of a specific client. It is intended as a last-touch unit for wider distribution and to serve as a development site for their e-commerce activity. The building at logistics Park Douvrin will carry a BREEAM Very Good accreditation and the units will be 100% LED equipped.
“We were looking for a building that could support the growing ecommerce activities of one of our clients“, says Frédéric Pasqual, Logistics General Director France, Geodis. “The geographic location, building quality, high ceilings for extra racking, 37,000 square metre extension capacity and EEGLE equipment were all very compelling factors of the Prologis offer.”
An intelligent building, connected with EEGLE
The building will feature EEGLE, a digital tool developed by Prologis. This innovative system combines BIM (Building Information Modelling) and Dynamic Thermal Simulation (DTS) to monitor the building and its operations, using an adapted domotic system. The overall processes are brought together in a single steering tool which generates a precise 3D view of the project (inside/outside) before completion. EEGLE can coordinate and summarize the construction work in the digital model, including all the documentation and technical files related to installations and equipment. Post completion the tool helps customers optimize their building’s operations, reduce costs and minimize environmental impact. It is the first tool of its kind in the industrial real estate sector.
Second project resulting from the partnership between Prologis and SIZIAF
On March 7 2017, Prologis and SIZIAF announced their intent to develop an 18 hectare logistics park of “intelligent” class A buildings, in the heart of the Hauts de France region. Nowadays, two development projects are signed at this existing 186 hectare industrial park near the cities of Douvrin and Billy Berclau, linked by a double-track (2x2) road to Lille and Lens.
“We are proud of this project. It is our second development at Park Douvrin and it reinforces our relationship with Geodis, a key Prologis customer,” notes Cécile Tricault, Country Manager France, Prologis. “It highlights the strategic importance of Douvrin for strengthening our presence on the Lille’s logistics market.”
This new building will be delivered first quarter 2019.
In this transaction, Arthur Loyd Logistics acted as Council for both parties.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of March 31, 2018, the company owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 63 million square meters in 19 countries. Prologis leases modern distribution facilities to a diverse base of approximately 5,200 customers across two major categories: business-to-business and retail/online fulfilment.
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