29 January 2018 | News
Schiphol Logistics Park is in demand. Of its total surface area of more than 50 hectares, only 10 hectares are still available (of which only eight hectares are suitable for building). In 2017, 11 hectares were sold. For nearly all the parcels that are still available, meetings have already been held with interested parties to discuss the possibilities of building facilities. The expectations for 2018 are also very high.
The distribution centre and office of Expeditors International (warehouse of 35,000 m2 on a parcel of 7.1 hectares) are now operational.
The first phase of the Somerset Capital Partners’ (Somerset) AMS1 multi-tenant distribution centre (approx. 20,000 m2 on a parcel of 2.7 hectares) was completed in the autumn of 2017. The logistics services company Seko Benelux has put a 6,000 m2 site into operation and has plans to expand further.
Montea and Durfort Vastgoed have started building a logistics centre on a parcel of nearly 1.4 hectares, with Thomsen Select set to be its first tenant. Comprising 4,500 m² of storage space and two office units totalling around 900 m2, the logistics centre will open in the spring of 2018. The centre also offers covered parking facilities for tenants’ lorries.
The construction of the AMS Cargo Center is also progressing rapidly. The multi-tenant warehouse (34,000 m2 on a 5.9 hectare parcel) consists of five individual warehouse units varying in size from 4,000 to 6,000 m2. Offering a total of over 9,000 m2, Unit A has already been pre-leased to Independent World Services (IWS). The first phase of AMS Cargo Center (3.5 hectares) will be completed this summer. 2018 started with the transfer to Distri Development of the title to the land for the second phase of AMS Cargo Center. Construction on the second phase of the multi-tenant distribution centre on a 2.4-hectare parcel began in mid-January. AMS Cargo Center is a collective property development project of Built-to-Build and Proptimize.
The title to the land for the second phase of AMS8 was transferred to Somerset just before the start of the new year. A data centre will be built on this 2.7-hectare parcel.
In line with its expansion plans for its land holdings at Schiphol Logistics Park, WDP invoked its rights to a purchasing option, exercising this in part in order to acquire nearly four additional hectares of land in late 2017. Construction on a new distribution centre of around 20,000 m2 will start at this location in February 2018, next door to Kuehne+Nagel and Rapid Logistics, which both established premises during the first phase.