Weerts Group announces a new development project within its logistics arm, Weerts Logistics Parks (WLP). The Belgian family-owned company will start constructing a 38,660 sqm logistics complex serving as 2nd line warehousing for Leipzig Airport (Germany) mid-2023. The completion of the project is scheduled for the end of 2024.
As part of a close collaboration Leipzig/Halle Airport, WLP will erect a 38,660 sqm logistics centre with nine units, ranging in size from 3,355.20 to 5,259.60 sqm. Each unit will dispose of office and storage space, as well as truck loading ramps. The two warehouses, linked with an elevated ramp providing connection, will house 56 loading docks and provide 310 invididual parking spaces.
Commercialization of the project is ongoing. First tenants will be announced in the coming months. These future new operators will eventually participate to the creation of several new jobs in the region.
With this new logistics site centrally located for both Eastern and Western Europe, WLP will dispose of a state-of-the-art warehouse with multimodal accessibility (by road and air) and further growth opportunities in the area. “Leipzig/Halle Airport's strategic location and state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure are ideal to support efficient and effective operations. WLP is convinced that growing demand for e-commerce and global trade has created a need for more logistics facilities, and this new warehouse can help meet this demand and drive economic growth in the region.” confirms Norbert Dumoulin, Commercial director.
Sustainable, Intelligent building and systems
This project is in line with Weerts Group's long-term vision and ambitions for the development of sustainable multimodal hubs. With a focus on reducing its carbon footprint, the new complex will meet strict sustainability standards for buildings, with the aim of achieving a DGNB score of "Gold” = “BREEAM very good” equivalent.
Weerts Logistics Parks’ buildings are consistently furnished with building materials and fittings that significantly improve energy efficiency and performance (such as insulation and LED lighting with motion detectors). The exploitation of these infrastructures will be an undeniable asset in the implementation of the sustainability strategy of the Weerts Group project in Leipzig.
"We are excited to be soaring to new heights with the construction of our latest warehouse at Leipzig airport, as we continue to expand our real estate portfolio and connect businesses to the world" declares Pascal Weerts, Managing Director of Weerts Group SA.