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Goodman launches fully let 25,000 sqm carbon-neutral distribution centre at Trade Port Noord

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Amsterdam, 10 November 2021 – Global logistics property expert Goodman has launched more than 25,000 sqm of carbon neutral and strategically-located distribution space at Trade Port Noord. Strong customer demand saw the development fully let on completion.

Venlo III Logistics Centre, consists of three state-of-the-art units, is set to support further sustainable growth of global dental product manufacturer>Nobel Biocare, transport, logistics and supply chain management firm Geodis and e-commerce player Pattern, after they each secured one of the facilities.

With access to 5.6m consumers within a 60-minute truck drive-time[1], Venlo III Logistics Centre is situated in Trade Port Noord, one of the largest logistics parks in the Netherlands. Already home to well established industries including fashion, e-commerce, electronic and medical, customers benefit from the area’s strategic location between the Port of Rotterdam and the Ruhr region, as well as easy access to the Dutch, German and Belgian markets through excellent road, rail, port, freight, and airport links.

Goodman launched Venlo III Logistics Centre at an official ceremony today (10 November 2021) alongside development partner Ontwikkelbedrijf Greenport Venlo, representatives from Venlo Council, Nobel Biocare, Pattern, Geodis, neighbour businesses, and residents.

Erwin Boom, Councillor for Economic Affairs at Venlo Council, said:

“This development adds great value to businesses already active in this region. Goodman has invested heavily in sustainability and offers opportunities which were virtually non-existent in this area before. The businesses that have established themselves at Venlo III Logistics Centre wanted to stay here, but required more sustainable, flexible facilities to support their future expansion. With this development, our Council has shown that this logistics hotspot is outstandingly suitable for businesses looking for smaller units with the desired flexibility for future growth.”

 Delivered to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard, Venlo III Logistics Centre reflects Goodman’s strategy to deliver high quality, sustainable properties close to consumers. Key features of the carbon neutral development include full rooftop solar PV, zero carbon heating and cooling systems, electric vehicle charging points and smart meters, while the site was also designed to support wellbeing of customers and their employees.

 Lien Standaert, Country Manager for the Netherlands and Belgium at Goodman, said:

“In developing Venlo III Logistics Centre, from the first designs, we paid particular attention to sustainability and the wellbeing of the people in the building. The offices are designed to look out over the wooded side of Venlo. The façades are glass from floor to ceiling for maximum natural daylight, while people can use sunblinds themselves to control the indoor climate as they wish. There is an innovative air-conditioning system which makes it possible to set the temperature for each workplace separately, and the quality of the ventilation system ensures healthy air and good ventilation for all.”

[1] source: ESRI and Michael Bauer Research