Goodman, the global property group that owns, develops and manages logistics and business space, has announced the development of a 12,000 sqm extension of the 90,000 sqm logistics warehouse it leases to Amazon in Lauwin-Planque, in the north of France. The extension project, which began just a few months after the fulfilment centre opened, is Goodman’s third development at Lille-Douai Logistics Centre.
The new 12,000 sqm extension is being be added to the existing warehouse to meet the growth of e-commerce in France. In anticipation of its customer’s needs, Goodman had obtained the necessary administrative permits required for the development. It can therefore deliver the new extension at the end of the second quarter of 2014, only eight months after the start of the development process. On completion of the warehouse, Goodman will continue as the property manager.
Since 2006, Goodman has developed over one million sqm for Amazon in Europe. Today’s announcement bolsters Goodman’s position as the leading developer of, and investor in, e- commerce logistics space in Europe.
“We are extremely pleased to work once again with Amazon, with whom we have a unique relationship and a privileged partnership. Our well known expertise in the development of logistics space for the e-commerce sector, coupled with our ability to respond to Amazon’s needs in a precise and efficient way, while respecting the time frames involved, have been the determining factors in their decision to work with Goodman,” said Philippe Arfi, Goodman Director France.
In less than a year, Goodman has developed more than half of its Lille-Douai Logistics Centre. Two sites, of 30,000 sqm and 60,000 sqm respectively, are still available for the development of modern logistics space. Goodman can develop new warehouses at the available sites within a ten month timeframe.
“We are delighted that the development of the Lille-Douai Logistics Centre continues. Goodman’s latest extension for Amazon reinforces Douai’s front line position in the logistics sector and strengthens Douai’s image as a town that creates job opportunities,” concluded Christian Poiret, President of the Douai Urban Community.
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Goodman is an integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics and business space across Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Brazil. The Group invests in industrial estates and warehouse and distribution centres.
Goodman also offers a range of listed and unlisted property funds, including its flagship European fund Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF), giving investors access to a range of specialist services and property assets. Goodman works continually to build value in logistics property and fund management, with innovative new developments, and business and investment offerings.
With total assets under management of €17 billion and over 400 properties under management, Goodman is the largest industrial listed property group on the Australian Securities Exchange, and one of the largest listed specialist fund managers globally. Its market insight and dedicated local teams create sound investment opportunities and develop properties and environments that meet each client’s individual requirements.
With more than 1,000 staff and 36 offices in 18 countries, Goodman has the global reach to meet customers’ needs as their businesses expand or evolve. In Europe, Goodman has offices in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and the UK.
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