Long-term, large-scale lease in Magna Park Berlin-Werder (Havel)

Frankfurt, 19 December 2022 – GLP is developing a new built-to-suit logistics facility with a 50,000 SQM leasable area in Magna Park Berlin-Werder (Havel) for the electrical wholesaler Sonepar. The family-run company, headquartered in France and with more than 200 subsidiaries in Germany, is a global market leader with more than 2,800 locations and over 45,000 employees in  40 countries.

Magna Park Berlin-Werder (Havel) is situated to the south-west of Berlin, directly on the A10 motorway, the Berlin motorway ring. It thus has a direct connection to the A9 (Berlin-Leipzig) and A24 (Berlin-Hamburg) motorways. Travel time to the A2 (Berlin-Hanover) motorway is only seven minutes. The facility is located 14 kilometres from Potsdam and  30 kilometres from Berlin. It is 157 kilometres from Leipzig, 236 kilometres from Hanover and 280 kilometres from Hamburg.

Thanks to Magna Park Berlin-Werder’s first-class strategic location, Sonepar will benefit from an excellent connection to the motorway network, and can also expect availability of further leasable space at the site in the near future.

Due to the ongoing high demand, GLP plans to develop further leasable space in Magna Park Berlin-Werder (Havel) on a speculative basis. In all, there is scope to develop roughly a further 130,000 SQM. The facility for Sonepar is the first phase of the planned new Unit 7. The start of construction is scheduled for the first quarter of 2023, and handover to the new tenant for the fourth quarter of 2023.

The built-to-suit solution for Sonepar will fulfil state-of-the-art requirements for sustainability and functionality. Like all GLP’s new developments in the German market, this warehouse is being built in compliance with the strict sustainability standards of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The aim is to achieve certification to a minimum standard of at least DGNB Gold. The sustainable approach allows tenants to reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions and water usage, and thus bring down their operating costs.

Colliers brokered the leasing contract, while Noerr advised GLP on matters of real estate law in this transaction.

Patrick Frank, Country Director Germany at GLP, comments: “We are pleased to have acquired a further long-term, large-scale customer for Magna Park Berlin-Werder (Havel). With Sonepar, we are welcoming a renowned brand in electrical wholesaling to our centrally-located facility near Berlin. The site is conveniently located in the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region, one of the most economically dynamic regions in Europe. As we develop further leasable space, we plan to continue to introduce further innovations, for example the installation of non-fossil-fuel-based heating systems. Such measures generate a genuine cost advantage for the customer and ensure greater independence from trends in energy prices for the user.”

Dr. Stefan Stegemann, Chairman of the Board, Sonepar Deutschland GmbH, says:
“We are very happy with the choice of our new site in the Berlin-Branden­burg metropolitan region. It combines the advantages of a first-class strategic location with a high level of bespoke sustainability and functionality and then enables absolutely comprehensive distribu­tion throughout Germany for us.”


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