LIP Invest, leading investment manager and fund initiator for logistics real estate in Germany, acquires a newly built logistics centre in Tornesch near Hamburg, Lise-Meitner-Allee 7, for one of its logistics funds. The plastics wholesaler thyssenkrupp Plastics, a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Materials Services, will use the new building as tenant. The seller of the property is Peper & Söhne Projekt GmbH from Bremen. LIP has already successfully completed several transactions with the project developer. GOLDBECK Nord, Bremen branch, planned and built the logistics property as general contractor. In the acquisition process, LIP received technical support from CBRE, legal support from REIUS, tax support from MAZARS and from ES EnviroSustain for the ESG analysis.

A modern logistics property with a total rental area of around 8,300 square meters was built on a 20,000 square meter site. The single-storey hall with a height of 10 meters has a floor loading capacity of 5 tonnes. There are four ground-level gates for side loading and unloading as well as a pre-equipped low yard for rear loading and unloading of trucks. In addition, there is a covered loading zone of almost 800 square meters. In total, the property has 3 truck, 23 car and 20 bicycle parking spaces, some of which are pre-equipped with e-charging stations. The new building, which is to receive DGNB Gold certification, is also accessible via the public transport network. The outdoor facilities are enhanced by the planting of 40 native deciduous trees. An energy monitoring system connected to the meter system will ensure efficient consumption data collection. The roof structure of the property is designed for the installation of a photovoltaic system, which will be set up by LIP’s partner company AvanLog Solar.

Increased space requirements of the tenant

The logistics property replaces the previous location of thyssenkrupp Plastics GmbH in Hamburg. With the new location, the company is investing in its comprehensive logistics network in northern Germany in order to ensure rapid availability of goods. In addition to plastic products (semi-finished products) from well-known brands, the company offers services for product and application advice as well as a comprehensive processing service. 

The logistics property is conveniently located in the Tornesch Business Park. The nearest motorway access to Hamburg is only 500 meters away. This junction offers further distribution options via the airport and the port area of Hamburg.

“Tornesch benefits from its immediate proximity to the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, one of the most important and economically strongest regions in Germany. From here, goods can be
efficiently distributed all over the world via various modes of transport. This logistics property is a great addition to our fund. At the same time, we are pleased that the tenant can now fully
cover his space requirements with the new building,” explains Bodo Hollung, partner and managing director of LIP Invest.

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LIP Invest, leading investment manager and fund initiator for logistics real estate in Germany, has secured for one of its funds a new logistics building in Bramsche, In der Welle 14, directly from the project developer DLH Deutsche Logistik Holding. BeMo Tuneling GmbH acts as general contractor. During the acquisition process, LIP received legal and tax support from LPA, and for the ESG due diligence from ES EnviroSustain. Cushman & Wakefield took on the technical due diligence as well as the construction controlling.

Completion of the project development is planned for Q2 2022. The distribution centre will have a total rental area of almost 12,400 square meters with a hall height of 10 meters and a floor load capacity of 5 tons. For delivery access there will be provided 10 ramp gates and one ground-level gate. There is a separate entrance and exit for trucks and cars. On site, 70 cars and 16 covered bicycle parking spaces will be set up, some of which will be pre-equipped with e-charging stations. The property is also accessible by public transport.

The building will be constructed in accordance with the KfW-55 standard and the roof area will be completely covered with a photovoltaic system with an output of 1,100 kilowatt peak. The electricity generated here will be used by the tenant Clinic & Job Dress. This will enable CO2-neutral operation. The outdoor area will be attractively designed with near-natural plantings and break places for the employees. A DGNB Gold certification is being sought for the logistics centre.

“We are pleased that we can strengthen the business location Bramsche in the long term. We wish both, the new operator and our partner LIP every success and enjoyment with new property”, reports Felix Zilling, managing director of DLH. 

Christoph Telker emphasizes: The installed photovoltaic system on the roof and the increase in the building standard support the future targeted CO2 reduction. The fact that everyone is supporting the idea of sustainability in this settlement is the right and forward-looking step, which unfortunately is not necessarily the case in the development of logistics real estate. We would like to sincerely thank all project partners for the great team effort up to this point and are looking forward to the successful final spurt.” 

Long term lease with regional company

The medium-seized company Clinic & Job Dress from Osnabrück will use the distribution centre as its new headquarters and is therefore renting on a long-term basis. The provider of workwear has an extensive product range that requires appropriate storage capacity. From the Bramsche location, well-known customers from the healthcare sector, the hotel and the cleaning industry are supplied with high-quality clothing articles.

The logistics property is being built in the Eiker Esch industrial and commercial area, which is located between the A1 and A30 motorways. The nearest junction one kilometre away ensures a quick access to Osnabrück in the south and Bremen in the north. The logistics region of Münster/Osnabrück serves as a transshipment point between the North Sea and the Ruhr area.

“With this purchase we are acquiring our first property in the Münster/Osnabrück region. A large number of inhabitants can be reached from Bramsche due to its location on the northern edge of North Rhine-Westphalia and the south of Lower Saxony. The location is therefore suitable for both long-distance distribution and production-related logistics services. We are pleased to achieve a further diversification of our fund with this high-quality new building in an attractive location”, says Sebastian Betz, managing director of LIP Invest. 

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LIP Invest, leading investment manager and fund initiator for Logistics Real Estate in Germany, is acquiring a transshipment centre under construction for one of its funds. The completion is planned for the first quarter of 2022. The new building has already been leased to a leading pharmaceutical logistics company on a long-term basis.

In the acquisition process, LIP was supported technically by KAPCO, legally by Linklaters LLP, by Mazars in tax and in the ESG due diligence by ES EnviroSustain.

The total rent area of the logistics property amounts to 7,000 square meters. The hall is self-supporting and has the “Y”-shape, that is typical for transshipment properties. Thus, a large number of gates is allowed with a comparatively small hall area. For the delivery, 21 ramp gates for trucks and 79 ramp gates for sprinters as well as one ground-level gate are planned. In the outdoor area, 400 square meters are available as a pallet storage. On the 42,000 square meter area, a paved outdoor area of 14,500 square meters forms generous delivery space. 70 car, 32 truck and 14 van parking spaces as well as 4 e-charging stations for electric vehicles are provided on site. In addition, a bicycle garage with 28 parking spaces will be built.

Regarding the handling of temperature-sensitive goods, special attention is paid to the thermal insulation of the building. The hall will be equipped with LED step lighting. Furthermore, a special pipe system under the courtyard surface ensures that the rainwater can seep away naturally.

Distribution centre for the logistics region Saxony

The new transshipment centre has already been leased to a leading pharmaceutical logistics company on a long-time basis. The service provider specializes in logistics solutions for pharmaceutical products and other sensitive goods, among other things. The region around Zwickau is part of the Saxony logistics region along the A4 and is mainly characterized by the region’s industry. It is therefore also attractive for production-supplying logistics and contract logistics providers.

The distribution centre has good road connections, as it was built directly on the A72 motorway. From here, other east German cities such as Dresden or Leipzig can be reached within an hour. There are rail connections to the Ruhr region, German seaports or Poland and the Czech Republic via the freight centre Südwestsachsen, which is about 20 kilometres away.” says Jan-Nicolai Tröndle, Head of Acquisition.

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