A logistics property with a sustainable design is being constructed for Rhenus Warehousing Solutions on a plot of land measuring 165,000 square metres in the Hanseatic town of Wesel. It will be one of more than 20 multi-user facilities that the company is currently using in Germany. The location in the Rhine/Ruhr metropolitan region provides excellent infrastructure and connections to the national road and waterway networks. The site at the Rhine-Lippe Port also has other benefits: its proximity to the company’s business site in Duisburg, located about 35 kilometres to the south, and other companies within the Rhenus Group that are based there. It is therefore ideally suitable for business sectors that require port operations. Rhenus Warehousing Solutions will also offer tailor-made logistics outsourcing and value-added services to meet any other individual requirement. “We’re expanding our network with an eye to the future through the property that’s being constructed. We can provide ideal services for new and existing customers at the site thanks to its outstanding strategic location,” says Andreas Mayer, a member of the management team at Rhenus Warehousing Solutions Deutschland.
Rhenus will be the sole tenant and have access to 81,400 square metres of logistics space, 3,500 square metres for offices and social facilities as well as 1,200 square metres of intermediate floors. Four building sections will be equipped for WGK3 usage (water hazard class) so that it will even be possible to store dangerous goods. Excellent, constructive communications have typified the cooperation with the partners involved, such as the investor/developer BEOS Logistics, the executive general contractor and the local public authorities. “This large and modern logistics facility is providing a new building in the Rhine/Ruhr region, which stands out because of its excellent site conditions and its attractive port location and it’s also setting the highest standards in terms of environmental protection and energy,” says Ingo Steves, the Managing Partner of BEOS Logistics, emphasising his point. “We’re all pulling in the same direction and we all equally believe that sustainability is particularly important in the entire project,” says Andreas Mayer. On the one hand, this includes building measures to promote environmental protection, such as energy supplies from a geothermal source and the goal of obtaining BREEAM certification. On the other hand, Rhenus is cooperating with the regionally active nature conservation association to integrate the building in the surrounding area in a careful manner.
The property is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2023. However, Rhenus Warehousing Solutions is already starting to train new employees for all the warehouse areas in Wesel at its facilities in Duisburg nearby.