THE LOGISTICS SWEETSPOT IN APELDOORN!
WELKOOP SELECTED VWLD AT AN EARLY STAGE IN THE PROCESS TO JOINTLY DEVISE AND DEVELOP A SOLUTION FOR THIS REAL ESTATE TOPIC. AFTER AN EXTENSIVE LOGISTICS AND LOCATION STUDY, VWLD AND WELKOOP SELECTED THE APELDOORN NOORD II INDUSTRIAL ESTATE FOR THE NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTRE AND SERVICE OFFICE.
Facts & figures
Built to Suit
Tenant: Welkoop Retail B.V.
Location: Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn Noord II Industrial Estate
Development: DC of 20.000 m² and 3.500 m² office space
Completion: Q4 2020
BY COMBINING THE SERVICE OFFICE AND THE DISTRIBUTION CENTRE, SHORT COMMUNICATION LINES ARE CREATED BETWEEN ORDER PICKERS, PLANNERS, MECHANICS AND DRIVERS.
Together, they process 2.6 million orders, and 130,000 euro pallets are shipped each year. In total, approximately 11 million products are delivered annually, consisting of about 6,000 truck shipments and 9,900 drops. A fine example of logistics!
The logistic operation and service office of Welkoop, a garden and animal specialist, was located in Ede. After changes in its organisation, it wanted to and had the opportunity to move to a new location.
The logistics study showed that Apeldoorn would be a logistics sweetspot for Welkoop with regard to the distribution to its 150 shops in combination with maintaining accessibility for its staff.
The DC Welkoop project consists of approximately 3,500 m² office space and a DC of about 20,000 m². The new service office is characterised by impressive beautiful V columns that support the service office, and the green facade elements allow the building to blend in with its environment. The large windows across the entire width of the office and the high ceiling contribute to the natural and green look that is so characteristic for Welkoop. To accommodate the desired separate docks for incoming and outgoing goods, we chose a rectangular, practical shape for the DC, which is intersected with a row of windows in the facade. This provides plenty of daylight and also allows space for solar panels on the roof. In the site's layout, it was decided to go for a two-level parking garage to provide more space for the surrounding area. These surroundings consist of a park-like setting with wadis to store the water.
The built-to-suit project emphasises VWLD's strength in translating a programme of requirements from the end-user (where necessary) into the acquisition of a location, determining a design and taking care of the realisation within set deadlines.