Goodman to build warehouse and distribution center for Duvel (BE)

Goodman Group has announced it will develop a 25,547-m² turnkey warehouse and distribution center at Puurs, Belgium for Duvel Moortgat, an independent producer of specialty beers such as the premium brands Duvel and Vedett.


Construction will start this month and handover is scheduled for December 2011.

The development will comprise a 21,329-m² state-of-the-art warehouse, 3,840-m² mezzanine and 378 m² of offices and social rooms. The new facility will provide much needed expansion space for Duvel Moortgat, to grow its in-house logistics activities, with the new warehouse to be located just 4 kilometers from the Duvel brewery. Construction will start this month and handover is scheduled for December 2011.

"We are pleased to be working with such an established brand as Duvel. The turnkey development for Duvel represents the first phase of development at Puurs Logistics Center and will enhance the profile of the site.

"I am confident it will generate further customer interest in this prime logistics location," said Kim Cornille, Goodman's Country Manager for Belgium.

This transaction brings the total amount of warehouse space currently under construction by Goodman across continental Europe to 458,500 m².

"We are delighted that in just six months Goodman will develop our new built-to-suit warehouse, which is ideally located close to our brewery. Their flexible approach and capacity to deliver tailor-made solutions allows us to continue to focus on the business of brewing while they develop a new space where we can store our famous beer," said Michel Moortgat, CEO of Duvel Moortgat.

Following the handover of the warehouse and distribution center to Duvel, Goodman will retain 31,887 m² of land available for development at Puurs, which can support a total surface lettable area of 17,828 m². The land at Puurs is owned jointly by Goodman Groupand the Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF).

The site is strategically located in the Pullaar II logistics zone in Puurs, Belgium and is less than 500 meters from the N16 highway that connects eastwards to the A12 motorway, which serves Brussels and Antwerp. It also connects westwards to the E17 motorway serving Antwerp and Ghent. Puurs is located 16 km from Antwerp, 22 km from Brussels and 52 km from Ghent and is situated within Belgium's 'Golden Triangle' for logistics.

Goodman and Duvel Moortgat were advised by Savills in the transaction.

Source: Goodman

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