Scannell Properties to develop 10,000 m² urban logistics centre in Paris area
Scannell Properties, the real estate development and investment company specialising in large-scale industrial and logistics projects, has announced plans to develop a 10,000 m² (107,640 sq ft) speculative logistics warehouse in Conflans-Sainte Honorine, in Paris region, just 25 minutes from the Boulevard Périphérique, the main Paris ring road.
The new warehouse will be built on a three hectares site, alongside the N184 main road which connects the A15, A115 and A16 motorways. The building, designed by architectural firm Atelier M3, will meet international-standard Class A specifications and will comprise 8,283 m² (89,157 sq ft) of warehouse and logistics space on the ground floor, with the option to split into three smaller units. A further 1,715 m² (18,460 sq ft) of office and recreational space will be located on a mezzanine level. The free height of 10.6 m and the four to seven dock doors on each of the three units will allow the future tenants full flexibility between its allocations to storage space and flow of goods depending on its business requirements. The site will also provide parking space for 22 heavy goods vehicles and a separate car park with capacity for 110 cars, 10% of which will be equipped with electric charging stations.
Commenting on the new development, Hugues Desbarrières, Director of Development, France at Scannell Properties, said:
“The rise of e-commerce has created a surge in demand for smaller last-mile logistics units within existing industrial areas that have easy access to large cities and end-consumers. Our new development at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine fits these requirements perfectly; offering high quality, flexible space in close proximity to Paris.”
Scannell has committed to developing this site as sustainably as possible and will be exceeding current French requirements by installing 500kWp of photovoltaic panels and collecting all rainwater which will be treated and stored on site via a specially built 720 m³ basin. The project is targeting a Very Good BREEAM environmental certification.
In order to maximise land usage, Scannell has agreed to sell a part of the land to Une Pièce en Plus (a subsidiary of the Safestore Group plc) who will develop a separate five-storey, 7,750 m² (83,959 sq ft) self-storage unit.
Work on site will begin in the coming weeks with completion scheduled for July 2023.
CBRE identified the site on behalf of Scannell and has been retained as sole letting agents for the development.