The largest Panat­toni Park in Ger­many reach­es full occupancy

Panat­toni, the lead­ing project devel­op­er of indus­tri­al and logis­tics prop­er­ties in Europe, has secured full occu­pan­cy of Panat­toni Park Berlin South in Rangs­dorf, Bran­den­burg, Ger­many. With five ware­hous­es, 13 units and a total floor space of 130,000 m², it is the largest Panat­toni Park con­struct­ed in Ger­many to date. In addi­tion to exist­ing users, Mount­ing Sys­tems GmbH, a Ger­man man­u­fac­tur­er of pho­to­volta­ic mount­ing sys­tems, will occu­py Hall 4, and DHL Sup­ply Chain, the Deutsche Post DHL Group divi­sion spe­cial­is­ing in con­tract logis­tics, will occu­py Hall 5. This means that Panat­toni Park Berlin South is ful­ly leased six months before com­ple­tion of the final con­struc­tion phase in spring 2023 (March/April).

Mount­ing Sys­tems is mov­ing into a total usable space of 29,062 m², con­sist­ing of 25,608 m² of ware­house space, 2,176 m² of office space and 1,279 m² of mez­za­nine space. There will also be 84 park­ing spaces in the out­side area. The com­pa­ny will use the new space for the pro­duc­tion and stor­age of sub­struc­tures of PV sys­tems, among oth­er things.

“With our move into Panat­toni Park Berlin South, we have found the right solu­tion for the expan­sion of our exist­ing loca­tion in Rangs­dorf, and are thus lay­ing the foun­da­tion for fur­ther growth in the future-ori­ent­ed solar ener­gy sec­tor in a region that is not only excel­lent in eco­nom­ic terms, but which also has the appro­pri­ate infra­struc­ture and con­nec­tions,” said Jan Uhse­mann, Direc­tor of Oper­a­tions at Mount­ing Systems.

DHL Sup­ply Chain will use the leased space of 16,580 m² to han­dle and process logis­tics ser­vices, includ­ing goods han­dling and dis­tri­b­u­tion. This will be divid­ed into 14,518 m² of ware­house space, 1,215 m² of office space, and 847 m² of mez­za­nine space. An addi­tion­al 22 park­ing spaces will be devel­oped outside.

“We are very pleased to have ben­e­fit­ed from Panattoni’s quick turn­around of our needs and require­ments at the Panat­toni Park. It only took a few weeks before we could sign the lease. We would like to thank Panat­toni for the coop­er­a­tion based on part­ner­ship and we are already look­ing for­ward to mov­ing into the space as soon as pos­si­ble,” said Andreas Czekalla, Com­mer­cial Man­ag­er at Deutsche Post DHL Real Estate Deutsch­land GmbH.

The Panat­toni Park Berlin South has an out­stand­ing loca­tion in the eco­nom­ic region of Berlin-Bran­den­burg with imme­di­ate prox­im­i­ty to the B96 fed­er­al road and the south­ern Berlin A10 orbital motor­way. In addi­tion, the loca­tion pro­vides quick access to the fed­er­al high­ways A2, A9 and A24, and Berlin-Schöne­feld air­port is also just a stone’s throw away. In addi­tion to Mount­ing Sys­tems and DHL Sup­ply Chain, oth­er com­pa­nies that have moved into the premis­es include Hive Logis­tics GmbH, a provider of logis­tics ser­vices and ware­house soft­ware for online retail­ers, GEF­CO Deutsch­land GmbH, an inter­na­tion­al provider of glob­al logis­tics and trans­port solu­tions, and Schnel­lecke Logis­tics Wolfs­burg GmbH.

Panat­toni has been devel­op­ing the project, which is cer­ti­fied accord­ing to the DGNB Gold Stan­dard (Ger­man Sus­tain­able Build­ing Coun­cil), on a site area of 28 hectares con­tin­u­ous­ly since 2017 in close coor­di­na­tion with the own­er. It was also involved in the plan­ning per­mis­sion process. For this, inten­sive coop­er­a­tion with the munic­i­pal­i­ty of Rangs­dorf was at the heart of the project. Dur­ing the devel­op­ment peri­od, which has now last­ed about 4 ½ years, the com­pa­ny not only encoun­tered var­i­ous chal­lenges, such as con­duct­ing archae­o­log­i­cal exca­va­tions, but also car­ried out exten­sive mea­sures in terms of infra­struc­ture, traf­fic, and envi­ron­men­tal and species pro­tec­tion issues. This main­ly includ­ed rena­tur­ing parks and recon­fig­ur­ing a 3,000 m² estate park close to the local pri­ma­ry school. Panat­toni also rehoused a local species of lizard and fit­ted larch win­dows. In addi­tion, the devel­op­er sup­port­ed the co-expan­sion of the local indus­tri­al area with the B96 inter­sec­tion expan­sion. This has allowed the munic­i­pal­i­ty to cre­ate a pull effect on attract­ing more small busi­ness­es and com­mer­cial enter­pris­es from the region, fur­ther strength­en­ing the local economy.

“The devel­op­ment of Panat­toni Park Berlin South is an out­stand­ing project in sev­er­al respects, start­ing with its unique and advan­ta­geous loca­tion, the scale of the build­ing, and the accom­pa­ny­ing mea­sures in the areas of sus­tain­abil­i­ty and infra­struc­ture. After a devel­op­ment peri­od of around four and a half years, we are able to look back with pride on a suc­cess­ful prop­er­ty devel­op­ment project with inten­sive and suc­cess­ful coop­er­a­tion with our munic­i­pal part­ners. We are there­fore all the more pleased to be able to lease the remain­ing Halls 4 and 5 to two excit­ing ten­ants. We would like to extend a warm wel­come to Mount­ing Sys­tems and DHL Sup­ply Chain on their move to Panat­toni Park and thank all project par­tic­i­pants for their coop­er­a­tion,” said Fred-Markus Bohne, Man­ag­ing Part­ner at Panat­toni Ger­many and Austria.

Nord­deutsche Immo­bilienge­sellschaft NIG bro­kered the deal for Mount­ing Sys­tems, where­as the con­sult­ing firm Col­liers act­ed as bro­ker for DHL.