Panattoni starts works on Panattoni Park Mannheim East

  • Demolition work on the brownfield site is underway
  • Completion set for first quarter of 2021

The new Panattoni Park Mannheim East is being introduced to the market. Located at Dr.-Albert-Reimann-Strasse 3, plans for the facility include three modern and spacious logistics halls certified to the gold standard of the German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen – DGNB). The Panattoni Park will offer around 50,000 square metres of hall space and technical areas, 3,200 square metres of mezzanine space and 3,000 square metres of office space. Plans also include 152 car parking spaces and 24 lorry spaces. Work has now begun to demolish the old buildings across the site, which has a total footprint of approximately 100,000 square metres. Colliers International is responsible for the project commercialization.

At present, former production machines are being dismantled and roof structures are being disassembled and removed. The next task will be completely gutting the existing buildings. All materials will be separated, divided into categories and prepared accordingly to ensure that they can then be disposed of properly. For instance, the site currently contains asbestos, which is subject to specific packaging requirements. Demolishing the former Reckitt-Benckiser site will require a 250-tonne crane grabber; this will be delivered along with 14 lorries in the first week of June and takes one week to assemble.

Fred-Markus Bohne, Managing Partner of Panattoni Europe: “This is one of the largest brownfield sites in the region; developing a modern logistics park from this former production site is a demanding task in terms of both preparation and realisation. Among other aspects, its location, its overall size and the existing permissions to operate industrial premises offer optimal conditions for our numerous logistics customers.”

Panattoni Park Mannheim East is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2021.

Jens Haag, Senior Director, Industrial & Logistics Stuttgart at Colliers International: “This development will bring ultramodern spaces to the market that can be used both for hazardous goods logistics and as classic warehouses. The halls will be up to 12.20 metres tall with units available to rent from around 10,000 square metres. They will meet the latest standards, with ESFR sprinklers approved by FM Global, and will be suitable for hazardous substances in WGK classes 1-3. User-specific requests for the spaces’ features and facilities can also be taken into account. The exceptional traffic infrastructure between the two major A5/A6 autobahn routes offers ideal accessibility.”