Montea to invest €20.1m in units at Blue Gate industrial site in Antwerp (BE)

Montea to invests €20.1m in two units at Blue Gate industrial site in Antwerp (BE)

Montea is building a new distribution centre with two units at the Blue Gate industrial site in Antwerp. One unit will be for logistics company Herfurth, and the other for fashion group Dries Van Noten. Both companies are entering into a long-term lease agreement with Montea, which will invest a total of €20.1m in this development, with a net initial yield of approximately 6.5%. 


The new building, which is expected to be completed by autumn 2024, will feature a 9,000m² warehouse and 2,000m² of office space and will serve as the headquarters for Herfurth.


As pioneers in our industry, we recognise the crucial importance of sustainable mobility and multimodality. The Blue Gate site offers not only state-of-the-art infrastructure but also optimal accessibility that will enable us to better meet our customers' logistics needs while reducing our carbon footprint. Herfurth's new depot at the Blue Gate site symbolizes our commitment to innovation and sustainable growth,” said Olivier D’hoop, Managing Director of Herfurth.


We will stay in Antwerp. Thanks to this development, we don't have to sever ties with Belgium's fashion capital while gaining room for expansion. At the same time, we are contributing by moving to an extremely energy-efficient building. We follow Dries Van Noten’s example, who has always been at the forefront of finding more sustainable and climate-friendly solutions in the fashion industry. In short: it's a win-win for us,” said Tom Van Berendoncks, Production Director of Dries Van Noten Group.


During the design process, the ecological footprint of the building is minimized, and the choice of building materials is kept to a minimum. That is done here, among other things, by making the construction of the office incross-laminated timber (CLT). For the roof, we use low-carbon steel plates and integrate energy-performing façade panels. The combination of all these efforts is fairly unique in our sector, resulting in a Zero Emission Building (ZEB).” said Dirk Van Buggenhout, Chief Sustainability Officer at Montea.


Image provided by Montea.

Building Herfurth and Dries Van Noten – Artist Impression.


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