|Goodman proves its e-commerce know–how with another 78,000 sqm warehouse for Zalando|
|Monday, 15 October 2012 15:07|
Goodman Group today announced that it has commenced the construction of a further 78,000 sqm logistics centre for e-commerce retailer Zalando. The development at Monchengladbach in North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany, will be delivered in July 2013. It is the second warehouse that the Group will develop for Zalando, and further strengthens its reputation as the developer of choice for the e-commerce sector.
“This is one of the biggest deals for Goodman this year and brings the total space developed for Zalando in Germany to 206,000 sqm,” said Andreas Fleischer, Regional Director Germany.
In the last 18 months, nine of the 17 deals secured by Goodman in Germany were for the e-commerce sector. The Group has previously developed over 800,000 sqm for Amazon in Europe. This latest deal clearly demonstrates that Goodman is the European leader in the development of e-commerce facilities.
“On average e-commerce warehouse developments are much larger than traditional logistics projects, requiring larger land sites to cater for greater warehouse sizes and extension possibilities. Warehouses must be located closer to customers, while the higher number of employees also results in different requirements such as the need for access to public transport connections and an increased number of car parking spaces,” explained Fleischer.
In October 2011 Goodman commenced the construction of a 78,000 sqm warehouse for Zalando in Erfurt and in May 2012 construction began on a 50,000 sqm extension for Zalando at the same site.
“In Erfurt we have demonstrated our ability to develop a bespoke property solution for Zalando, which has been a key factor in their selection of Goodman to undertake the project in Monchengladbach,” said Fleischer.
Zalando is the fastest growing e-commerce retailer in Europe and is focused on shoes and fashion. On completion of the warehouse Goodman will continue as the property manager.