Horb-am-Neckar – 50km South of Stuttgart, Germany – was identified as a suitable location for a new 35,000m2 speculative logistics centre. Upon nearing completion, Mercedes Benz logistics became the tenant due to the site’s proximately to its Stuttgart hub and the flexible space that suited expansion of its storage and distribution capacity. We provided architectural and engineering design services for the 35,000m2 logistics hub, as well as construction governance and client advisory services including for tenant requirements.
This particular plot was a disused 15,000m2 factory unit and basement, all constructed on a 7m high platformed embankment. In order to utilise the site to its full potential, a complete demolition and reworking were undertaken, and fill groundworks were completed to expand the developable platform allowance to 35,000m2. This revised platform facilitated 4 flexible spaces with 12m clear height to eaves and 34 loading docks.
To ensure energy-efficiency, various eco-sustainable technologies have been employed, such as deep timber roof beams, LED lighting, thermal insulation, and solar panels to provide energy and heating, which all contribute to the expectations of the DGNB Gold Standard in Germany.
The development was tenanted by Mercedes Benz, recognising the location, flexible space and energy standards integrating with their philosophy. The facility is now fully utilised serving their main assembly hub in Stuttgart.
|Role||Architectural and engineering peer review, construction inspections and client advisory|
|Client||P3 Logistic Park|
|Location||Horb-am-Neckar, Stuttgart, Germany|