Frankfurt am Main | 16 September 2021. P3 Logistic Parks - a leading developer and long-term owner of logistics real estate in Europe - is building a 9,715 square metre distribution centre for Amazon. Located about 20 kilometres north of the metropolis of Frankfurt am Main in Friedrichsdorf, Hesse, the site is scheduled to begin operations before the end of autumn 2021. P3 has signed a long-term lease agreement with Amazon.
A 9,715 square metre hall, including 2,400 square metres of office and social space, with a clear height of 10 metres, is being built on a 32-hectare site directly adjacent to the A5 motorway. The new distribution centre is designed to provide state-of-the-art last-mile solutions. The development of the site, which was previously home to a Milupa high-bay warehouse, is tailor-made for Amazon's needs. In addition to the hall with eight gates for trucks, P3 is also building a multi-storey car park that has been designed for a complete expansion of electric mobility and will already have numerous charging points for employees and delivery service partners when it opens. The site also includes about 11,300 square metres of green space - 3,450 square metres of which will be landscaped with low shrubs and 22 trees of native species.
Sönke Kewitz, Managing Director of P3 Logistic Parks Germany, explains: "Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region are hotspots for retail logistics. We are therefore very pleased to be able to add another excellent location to the logistics network of our customer Amazon. The location is ideally situated with access to the A5 motorway and only 20 kilometres from Frankfurt city centre. In line with P3's and Amazon's approach to sustainability, we have also attached great importance to a resource-conscious and environmentally friendly design of the property in Friedrichsdorf."
Like all of P3's new buildings, the company is aiming for a BREEAM sustainability rating of "Very Good" for the Amazon distribution centre in Friedrichsdorf and will therefore be designed to ensure that logistics operations are as carbon neutral as possible. For example, the property has energy-saving LED lighting and energy-efficient thermal insulation on the roof and façades.