Garbe Industrial Real Estate Netherlands has begun the development of a new 32,562 m2 grade-A distribution facility at the De Vaart Business Park in Almere, following the purchase of a land plot of 44,200 m2.
This is Garbe’s second development in Almere this year following the commencement of a built-to-suit facility and head office for Dutch smart energy solutions supplier Alfen in January.
Jakko van Wijk, development director at Garbe Industrial Real Estate Netherlands, said: 'Logistics continues to show its resilience in the face of a challenging market environment, and we still see strong demand and low vacancy for quality warehouses in prime locations such as Almere at De Vaart Business Park which is one of the leading regional logistics hotspots in the Netherlands and home to well-known multinationals. Our edge in the market relies on the design flexibility of what we develop. Here, for example, we are building a distribution centre which can be used by multiple tenants and ensure a sustainable approach for the entire life cycle of the asset.'
The sustainable development comprises one building with 32,562 m2 of GLA including office and mezzanine space, along with 288 parking spaces with EV charging points. The development is targeting a BREEAM Excellent Certification and a minimal A+++ energy label with solar panels and the use of a circular steel construction.
The contractor for the development is Groothuis B.V. from Genemuiden. Construction has now started, and delivery is scheduled for August 2024.