PARIS, (16 October 2015) - Prologis, Inc., the global leader in industrial real estate, today announced the laying of the first foundation stone of a build-to-suit facility for Cedilec (Centre de distribution Edouard Leclerc), a subsidiary of Mouvement Leclerc.
Cécile Tricault, Country Manager France, Prologis, declared: “Supporting clients in their growth has always been one of Prologis’ strength. This new facility meets Cedilec’s needs and is the third building of ours that the company has leased.”
Next to Cedilec’s new facility Prologis has begun a speculative development of 35,000 square metres, split into five units. The entire building, totalling 52 000 square metres, is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2016. The speculative development, which is targeted at companies in the port area, is the first one in France since 2011 and reflects the strength of customer demand at Port du Havre.
François Rispe, Regional Head Southern Europe, Prologis, declared: “The work that was undertaken in the previous decade to transform Port du Havre has seen it return to its place among the leading European ports, as demonstrated by its winning, for the fourth consecutive year, the award for the best European port, which was voted on by 18 000 professionals in the Asia-Pacific logistics sector. Encouraged by these reforms, the traffic curve followed as the demands for logistics space. In this context, Prologis is glad to support the port’s growth while offering real estate solutions to its customers.”
Prologis Park Le Hode at Le Havre is ideally located along the A131 motorway (Paris – Le Havre via A13) within the industrial zone of Le Havre and close to the Normandy Bridge. It comprises 180 000 square metres of Class A logistics space, with the potential to expand to 250 000 square metres.
Prologis, Inc. is the global leader in logistics real estate with a focus on high-barrier, high-growth markets. As of June 30, 2017, 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 64 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 fulfillment.
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