TH Real Estate has completed the development of a highly-sustainable premium logistics facility in Waddinxveen, the Netherlands. The company acquired the asset together with Cording Real Estate Group in 2017 for c. €22.6m. VolkerWessels Vastgoed and VolkerWessels Logistics Development were responsible for the construction. A turn-key project is leased to EOSTA, an international importer and distributor of organic food produce, for a 15-year fixed lease.
The asset benefits from attractive architecture and includes a number of sustainable features, such as an installed rainwater utilisation system to be operated for a partial supply of the building and nearby landscaping, as well as electricity generated from a solar panelling system on the roof. The building offers a lettable area of 19,500m², comprising chilled cells to cater for the storage of various goods to be packaged and further distributed across Europe. The building specifications allow a maximum efficiency, accessible by 18 loading docks with the option for additional docks to be built in future.
Waddinxveen is well positioned between four Dutch major cities and is less than 30 minutes from the large population centres of The Hague and Rotterdam with approximately 3.5 million potential customers.
James Ellis, Investment Manager at TH Real Estate says: "The Dutch logistics market continues to be a key focus for our European logistics platform, benefitting from an expansive infrastructure network linking to the main Western European markets. With a high-quality fit-out and a long-term lease in place, the acquisition offers investors a sustainable, defensive income stream, fitting ideally within the fund`s strategy as we continue to seek future-proof investments in this increasingly competitive sector."