Goodman Group has announced that it is undertaking ground works on its seven hectare logistics site at Pullaar in Puurs, Belgium.
The ground works, which started on August 2, 2010, are expected to take three months to complete and will ensure that Goodman is well positioned to capture development opportunities.
Goodman is currently in negotiations with a number of potential customers for the site and has already secured the building permit. Following completion of the ground works, Goodman would be able to deliver a warehouse within three to four months.
"We are delighted that ground works are underway at Puurs. This is an excellent logistics site in the strategic AntwerpBrusselsGhent triangle. We expect the site to be completely cleared by November, and we are ready to work with a new or existing customer to develop a high-quality logistics solution to suit their individual requirements.
"We are confident that the market has turned a corner, and we want to lead the way in new development. We have the competitive advantage of being able to promptly respond to a customer's real estate needs by providing them with a built-to-suit warehouse within three to four months," said Kim Cornille, Goodman's Country Manager for Belgium.
Puurs is a fast expanding logistics zone. The region is already home to companies in the food, retail and third party logistics provider sectors. There is also a pharmaceutical cluster in the area. It is a central hub for European distribution operations, and a high-quality logistics site in the strategic AntwerpBrusselsGhent triangle, close to key transport routes.
Puurs is 1km to the A12 motorway linking Brussels with Antwerp, and 10km to the E17 motorway linking Antwerp with Ghent. It is just 25km to Brussels International Airport, and 20km to Antwerp port. From Puurs it is 5km to Willebroek barge terminal, with a canal connecting Brussels to Antwerp port.