Monday, 28 November 2016
Goodman Group, a global leading owner, developer and manager of industrial real estate, announces the development of a new 55,000 sqm facility at the Lauwin-Planque Logistics Centre in Northern France, pre-leased to Goodman’s existing customer, Log’S.
By increasing its warehouse capacity from 30,000 sqm to 55,000 sqm, Log’S, a leading French provider of logistics solutions, is well positioned to meet the rapidly growing demand primarily from its ecommerce and retail customers. The existing 30,000 sqm warehouse developed by Goodman for Log’S in 2014 has already been leased to Amazon.
“Goodman continues to play a key role in the development of our business,” commented Franck Grimonprez, President of Log’S. “Once again, the team has presented us with a creative solution that effectively meets our requirements, both in terms of quality and speed of delivery, with the new facility scheduled to open in June 2017. As a result, Log’S will benefit from the larger logistics space we needed while keeping our strategic location at Lauwin Park.”
“The trust our customers place in us reflects our proven experience in providing truly innovative solutions, as is the case with this three-party deal, which meets the exact needs of each stakeholder,” said Philippe Arfi, Goodman Country Director for France.
Successful local cooperation
This collaboration between Goodman and the Douai Urban Community demonstrates the excellent relationship between the two organisations. This latest project is the fourth facility to be developed in Lauwin-Planque over a four year timeframe and equating to a total of 215,000 sqm of new logistics space.
“We are very pleased with Goodman’s new development in Douai, which represents a new milestone in our strong and successful collaboration. This new project confirms our capacity to attract and support growing businesses while creating employment opportunities for the long-term,” said Christian Poiret, President of the Douai Urban Community and Mayor of Lauwin-Planque.
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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 investment vehicles, including its flagship European managed partnership: Goodman European Partnership (GEP), (recent rebrand of the Goodman European Logistics Fund). Through prudent investment management, quality assets and active property management, the Partnership provides its capital partners with stable income returns derived from investments in logistics assets.
With total assets under management of €23 billion and 412 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 1,100 staff in 16 countries and 33 offices, Goodman has the global reach to meet customers’ needs as their businesses expand or evolve. In Europe, Goodman is present in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.
For more information about our European operations: www.goodman.com/ce
For more information about our French operations: www.goodman.com/fr